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More Elected Officials Graduate From MEO, Advanced Institutes

During Hometown Legislative Action Day on February 7, the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government and Advanced Institute together graduated 111 municipal elected officials, including 46 graduates of the MEO Institute and 65 graduates of the Advanced MEO Institute. Find press releases for all graduates from both programs online.

MEO Graduates
The MEO Institute had 46 graduates in February. Not all are pictured.

For 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 21, is “Basic Budgeting and Municipal Finance.” The registration deadline is Monday, March 13.

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 in October Columbia Marriott. The sessions are “Advanced Municipal Economic Development” or “Advanced Advocacy and Intergovernmental Relations.” Registration opens In July.

Advanced MEO graduates
The Advanced MEO Institute had 65 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 2023 session are Arcadia Lakes, Atlantic Beach, Cheraw, Folly Beach, Greer, Hartsville, Inman, Jonesville, Moncks Corner, Newberry, Port Royal, Prosperity, Santee, Simpsonville, Surfside Beach, Walterboro and York.

Learn more about the MEO Institute and register for courses online.