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. 

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

SCCBM Membership Only – Retreat, Business Meeting and Election of Officers

Conference Opening
Welcome Mayor Harold Thompson, SCCBM President

Recognition of New Officers
Awards and special recognition

Invited Speakers:
Dr. Jerome Adams, US Surgeon General – invited
Anthony Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Cities United

General Session Speakers:

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

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

Tigerron Wells, Government Affairs Liaison, SC Municipal Association

General Session Speakers:

Legislative Panel Discussion

Closing Remarks: Mayor Harold Thompson, SCCBM President

27th Biennial Conference Agenda