8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration

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

Keynote Address: South Carolina Senate President Harvey Peeler

Senate Panel Discussion

Legislative Briefing

Graduation: Municipal Elected Officials Institute and Advanced Institute*

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.  Break

11:15 a.m. – noon General Session

Place Branding and Economic Development
Branding your city isn’t just designing a logo or creating a catchy tagline. It’s a coordinated effort to inspire people to visit, live and work in a community. During this session, hear from cities of different sizes that are successfully creating and managing their brand. 

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

Address: Senator Marlon Kimpson

1:45 – 3:00 p.m.   State House Visits

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  Municipal Elections and SC’s New Voting System

There are important aspects of elections that all municipal officials need to know. During this session representatives of the SC State Election Commission will address issues they have been confronted with in recent election cycles, demonstrate the new statewide voting system and give a highlight of the Commission’s legislative priorities.

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

* Officials who have completed all requirements for the Institute or the Advanced Institute and those who are scheduled to complete the requirements on Wednesday will be recognized.