27th Biennial Conference​

Providing Technical Assistance and Training

In 1973, six Black Mayors founded the South Carolina Conference of Black Mayors. The founders saw a need for an organization to address the unique and challenging problems common to cities under black management. The South Carolina Conference of Black Mayors provides technical assistance and training to Black Mayors in regard to management and the operation of municipal government, economic development, and the delivery of municipal services. The organization provides an opportunity for Black Mayors to network and learn from each other’s experiences in managing towns and cities in South Carolina.

8 Hours of Inspiration and Education

Join the South Carolina Conference of Black Mayors (SCCBM) for its 27th Biennial Conference scheduled for October 4, 2018 at the Brookland Baptist Conference Center, 1066 Sunset Blvd. West Columbia, SC 29169. The year’s theme is:

Our Future Our Communities

The event brings together mayors from across the state along with constituents, public officials, community and corporate leaders. The purpose is to raise funds to support the SCCBM’s Scholarship Fund and provide professional development for mayors. 

Our Sponsors

27th Biennial Conference Speakers

Dr. Jerome Adams

US Surgeon General (Invited)

Anthony Smith

Chief Executive Officer
Cities United


Mayor Joseph T. McElveen, Jr.

City of Sumter
Advisory Board Member
US Conference of Mayors

Mayor Oliver Gilbert

African American Mayors Association

Tigerron Wells

Government Affairs Liaison
SC Municipal Association

27th Biennial Conference Agenda

SC Conference of Black Mayors – Mayors Only
Annual Business Meeting
Election of Officers

Welcome and Purpose
Mayor Harold Thompson, SCCBM President, City of Union

Mayor Michael Aiken, SCCBM Chaplin, Town of Vance

Recognition of Officers
Special Recognition and Awards

Introduction of Speaker:
Mayor Harold Thompson, SCCBM President

Mayor William Johnson, SCCBM Treasurer,
Town of Holly Hill, Cities United, Advisory Board Member

Introduction of Speaker:
Mayor William Johnson, SCCBM Treasurer

Mayor Oliver Gilbert, President, African American
Mayors Association, Miami Gardens, Florida

Introduction of Speaker:
Mayor Lovith Anderson, Jr. City of Lake City

Mayor Joseph McElveen, Jr., US Conference of Mayors
Advisory Board Member, City of Sumter

Introduction of Speaker:
Mayor Miriam Green, SCCBM Secretary, Town of Awendaw

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

Panel Discussion

Introduction of Speakers:
Mayor Francenia Ellis, SCCBM Assistant Secretary,
Town of Furman

Closing Remarks:
Mayor Harold Thompson, SCCBM President

27th Biennial Conference Agenda