8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Opening General Session
Retirement System Reform
Senate and House members from the Joint Committee on Pension Systems Review will brief participants on what may be next for retirement system reform in South Carolina.
Local Government Fund
House members will discuss proposals under consideration to change the formula for the Local Government Fund distribution.
A panel of legislators and mayors takes a look at what’s next for South Carolina’s infrastructure challenges from statewide and local perspectives.
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. General Session
Graduation: Municipal Elected Officials Institute and Advanced Institute
12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch
Address: Hugh Weathers, Commissioner, SC Department of Agriculture
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. State House Visits
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Opioids: An Unprecedented Crisis for Public Safety and Policy Makers
Our nation is facing a crisis due to opioid abuse. Learn about effective ways to create synergy between law enforcement and policy makers, reduce opioid demand through awareness and education, and build effective coalitions to address the crisis.
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Mayors’ Forum
All mayors are invited to participate in the Mayors’ Forum, sponsored by the Association of SC Mayors
4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Break
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Short Takes on Hot Topics
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Taste of South Carolina - Legislative Reception
Federal Tax Reform Legislation
Ray Jones, Partner, Parker Poe
The recently passed federal tax reform legislation will impact city finances in a number of ways. Get an update on what to expect.
2020 Census Update
Will Roberts, State Political Cartographer, South Carolina Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office
It’s not too soon to start planning for the 2020 Census. Find out what cities need to do leading up to 2020.
Small Cell Antennas
Eric Budds, Deputy Executive Director, Municipal Association of SC
Municipal rights-of-way are the preferred location for the placement of the next generation of wireless device antennas. Learn about this emerging technology, its potential impact on municipalities and the Association’s effort to roll out a model small wireless facility ordinance.
7:00 p.m. Dinner on your own with your legislators