SCCCMA: Membership

Information about membership in the South Carolina City and County Managers Association

MEMBERSHIP

Information on Joining the Association

The South Carolina City and County Management Association provides numerous professional development and networking opportunities for city and county managers and administrators. Members are able to exchange information on service challenges and best practices.

The Association averages 170 members from across South Carolina. There are five membership categories. Membership dues are $100 and are paid on a fiscal year basis (July 1 – June 30). Individuals who are interested in joining the Association are asked to complete a membership application form and mail it in, or you can also complete the application and pay online.

Full Members – Any person who is the administrative head of a municipality or county in South Carolina and is appointed by its governing body, or who holds an equivalent position as determined by the Board of Directors, is eligible for Full membership in the Association. Full members are voting members of the Association.

Associate Members – Assistant Managers/Administrators and Administrative Assistants to Managers are eligible to apply for membership upon certification and recommendation of his/her manager. Associate members are voting members of the Association.

Cooperating Members – Individuals who by employment or position cooperate with practicing managers in the advancement of professional knowledge and practice are eligible to apply for cooperating membership. Cooperating members are not voting members of the Association and do not hold office in the Association.

Honorary Members – Honorary membership is awarded to members in recognition and gratitude for distinguished service to local government in South Carolina. Honorary members are not voting members of the Association nor do they pay annual membership dues. These members are charged a reduced registration fee for Association meetings.

Life Members – Life membership may be awarded to retired members or former members in recognition of a demonstrated and distinguished service to the Association and to the public management profession. Life members are voting members of the Association. These members do not pay annual membership dues and are charged a reduced registration fee for Association meetings.

If you are interested in joining the Association, please download the following information.

JOINING SCCCMA

2018-2019 Membership Applications are now being accepted.  To renew your membership or become a new member please download the following information and mail with payment to the address found on the application. To renew your membership online and pay by credit card, click here.

New Membership Application

Renewal Membership Application

DIRECTORIES

LIFE MEMBERSHIP

The South Carolina City and County Management Association awards life membership to retired members in recognition of a demonstrated and distinguished service to the South Carolina City and County Management Association and to the public management profession. To learn more about this award, please visit the link below.

Life Membership Application

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

Students who are enrolled in a Master of Public Administration program are eligible for membership in the Association. This membership will be a joint membership with the International City/County Management Association. The Association will pay the membership dues on behalf of the student to the International City/County Management Association. Student members are invited to attend the Association’s meetings and are not be charged a meeting registration fee. Student members are not voting members of the Association.

Student Membership Application

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Lifetime Achievement Award is considered the highest honor the South Carolina City and County Management Association can convey.  The award is to recognize an individual who has devoted all or a significant portion of their career to local management for cities and/or counties.  In doing so, the individual shall have upheld the highest standards of the profession as guided by the ICMA code of ethics.  The individual is recognized by peers as one to be emulated in their careers.  The recipient shall have served the South Carolina City and County Management Association with distinction.  Although the recipient should not be required to have served their entire career in the state of South Carolina, a significant portion, minimum of ten years, should have been within the state.  Eligible recipients shall be Life members or deceased with membership in the Association at the time of death.  Eligible candidates shall have been retired or deceased for a minimum of nine (9) months prior to the proposed date of award.

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