8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    Registration

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.     Opening General Session

Keynote address: Governor Henry McMaster

Legislative Briefing

Graduation: Municipal Elected Officials Institute and Advanced Institute

11:15 a.m. – noon   General Session

Crisis Communication-When Disaster Strikes
A good communication plan is necessary during and after a crisis to reduce liability, protect residents and maintain public trust. During this session, hear from three experienced public safety leaders on crisis communication following an active shooter event, a natural disaster, deadly police pursuit and more. 

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.    Lunch

Address: Kim Stenson, Director, South Carolina Emergency Management Division

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.         State House Visits

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.     Leading Your Police Department into the Best Practice Era

For the last two decades, law enforcement has been the subject of intense public scrutiny. Police departments must have appropriate policies and procedures in place to help protect citizens and mitigate liability. It is equally important to regularly update and train on these policies. In this session, hear from Chief of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Mark Keel as he discusses how a failure to recognize the importance of policies and procedures can lead to serious monetary consequences or even criminal sanctions for cities.

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.        Break

4:45 – 5:30 p.m.       Concurrent Sessions

Short Takes on Hot Topics
This fast-paced session will provide quick updates and guidance on a variety of issues important to cities and towns.

Mayors’ Forum
All mayors are invited to participate in the Mayors’ Forum, sponsored by the Association of SC Mayors.

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.        Taste of South Carolina - Legislative Reception

7:00 p.m.         Dinner on your own with your legislators