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 from the House Ways and Means Local Government Fund Ad Hoc Committee will discuss the Local Government Fund and changes members are proposing.
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
This fast-paced session will provide quick updates and guidance on a variety of issues important to cities and towns.
7:00 p.m. Dinner on your own with your legislators