The Municipal Association's Regional Advocacy Meetings, which serve as a time to learn about the past and upcoming legislative sessions and a time to plan out the Association's future advocacy initiatives, will take place around the state.
- August 13 – The Arts Center of Greenwood, City of Greenwood
- August 14 – Myrtle Beach Train Depot, City of Myrtle Beach
- August 15 – Goose Creek Fire Department, City of Goose Creek
- August 20 – Beaufort City Hall Conference Center, City of Beaufort
- August 21 – North Augusta Municipal Building, City of North Augusta
- August 22 – Mauldin Cultural Center, City of Mauldin
- August 27 – Bean Market Museum, City of Lake City
- August 28 – Sumter City Centre, City of Sumter
- August 29 – Rock Hill Operations Center, City of Rock Hill
- September 4 – Lexington Municipal Complex, Town of Lexington
Each meeting begins at 11 a.m. and ends by 1 p.m. with lunch included. The locations are organized to include one session in each council of governments region, but officials may attend any session even when it is not in their home region.
"It's critical for elected officials and city staff to use these meetings to get their local issues heard, but the exciting part for us is that they don't share just their challenges, they also get to share their ideas on what potential solutions might be available through statewide legislation as well," said Tiger Wells, the Association's director of governmental affairs.
There is no charge for the meetings, but registration is required for an accurate head count for lunch and handouts.