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8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    Registration

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.     Opening General Session

Presiding
Mayor Bill Young, Walterboro
President, Municipal Association of South Carolina

Presentation of Colors
City of Columbia Color Guard

National Anthem
Kenny Cook, Administrator, Williston

Panel Discussion: Members of the House Tax Policy Review Committee
Representative Tommy Pope, Committee Chairman, York County (Follow @TommyPopeSC)

Representative Todd Atwater, Lexington County (Follow @ToddAtwater)

Representative Joe Daning, Berkeley County

Representative Chandra Dillard, Greenville County (Follow @ChandraDillard)

Representative Mandy Powers Norrell, Lancaster County (Follow @MPowersNorrell)

Moderator
Mayor Steve MacDougall, Lexington
 
Legislative Outlook
Senator Shane Massey, Aiken, Edgefield, Lexington, McCormick and Saluda Counties (Follow @ShaneMassey)

Senator Luke Rankin, Horry County

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.    Break

10:45 a.m. – noon    General Session

Presiding
Mayor Bill Young, Walterboro
President, Municipal Association of South Carolina

Federal Legislative Briefing
Clarence Anthony, Executive Director, National League of Cities (Follow @ceanthony50)

The National League of Cities (Follow @leagueofcities) explains what to expect in the 2017 Congressional session.

State Legislative Briefing
Mayor Elise Partin, Cayce, Legislative Committee Chair, Municipal Association of South Carolina

Miriam Hair, Executive Director, Municipal Association of South Carolina

Melissa Carter, Research and Legislative Liaison, Municipal Association of South Carolina

Scott Slatton, Legislative and Public Policy Advocate, Municipal Association of South Carolina

Tigerron Wells, Government Affairs Liaison, Municipal Association of South Carolina

Graduation: Municipal Elected Officials Institute and Advanced Institute

Noon – 1:30 p.m.    Lunch

Address: Christy Hall, Secretary of Transportation, South Carolina Department of Transportation

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.         State House Visits

Greet your senators in the State House lobby and visit your House members in their offices in the Blatt Building.

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.     Break

2:45 – 3:30 p.m.     Hiring and Training Trends in Local Law Enforcement

Presiding
Mayor Bill Young, Walterboro
President, Municipal Association of South Carolina

Ryan Alphin, Executive Director, South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association and  South Carolina Police Chiefs Association

Larry McNeil, Employee Safety and Law Enforcement Liaison, South Carolina Department of Social Services

Jackie Swindler, Director, South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy

Moderator
Todd Williams, Public Safety Loss Control Consultant, Municipal Association of South Carolina

Local law enforcement agencies continue to face challenges in hiring and training. Hear from an expert panel about proposed legislation for chiefs’ training and continuing education requirements.

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.        Break

3:45 – 5:00 p.m.        Concurrent Session – Mayors’ Forum

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

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.        Short Takes on Hot Topics

Peggy Boykin, Executive Director, South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority

Tigerron Wells, Government Affairs Liaison, Municipal Association of South Carolina

Get an update on challenges facing the state retirement system and learn how to complete the new ethics form.

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.     Break

4:45 – 5:30 p.m.     From Tall Grass to the Building Official: Is Code Enforcement Working in Your City?

Buddy Skinner, Building Codes Administrator, Greenville

Jacob P. Peabody, Zoning and Codes Administrator, Clemson

Moderator
Jeff Shacker, Field Services Manager, Municipal Association of South Carolina

Code enforcement is a wide-ranging discipline that has direct effects on economic development and quality of life. Hear from a panel of code enforcement officials who will discuss affordable practices that cities of all sizes can use to reduce nuisances and blight.

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

The legislative reception will highlight the flavors of South Carolina hometowns. Enjoy a sampling of craft brews from around the state. Invite your legislators to this not-to-be-missed event.

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