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Elected Officials Graduate From MEO, Advanced Institutes

During Hometown Legislative Action Day in on February 1, the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government and Advanced Institute together graduated 51 municipal elected officials, including 17 graduates of the MEO Institute and 34 graduates of the Advanced MEO Institute. Find press releases for all graduates from both programs on the Municipal Association's website.

The MEO Institute had 17 graduates in February. Not all are pictured.

For more than three decades, the MEO Institute has worked to give elected officials the knowledge they need to help their municipalities operate responsively, efficiently and effectively. 

To graduate from the MEO Institute, officials must complete two daylong sessions and five other courses that they can take online or in-person at any of several councils of governments area locations. The next in-person session, taking place on Tuesday, March 22, is “Basic Budgeting and Municipal Finance.” The registration deadline is Monday, March 14. 

Graduation from the Advanced MEO Institute requires completion of four of the six available courses. The institute offers in-person sessions every year in February and October. This fall’s in-person session is an all-day event on October 19 at the Columbia Marriott. The sessions are “Advanced Budgeting and Finance” or “Advanced Leadership and Governance.” Registration opens July 1.

The Advanced MEO Institute counted 34 graduates.

The MEO Honor Roll recognizes the city and town councils that can count all members of their sitting council as graduates of the Municipal Association’s MEO Institute. The municipalities receiving this recognition after the winter 2022 session are Arcadia Lakes, Beaufort, Folly Beach, Inman, Jonesville, Moncks Corner, Mullins, Newberry, Prosperity, Santee and Walterboro. 

Learn more about the MEO Institute and register for courses online