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Columbia - The 2015 advocacy initiatives for the state's 270 cities and towns cover five major challenges municipalities of all sizes face in all parts of the state.
  
Through an all-inclusive process involving more than 300 municipal officials, the Municipal Association of SC identified major challenges facing cities and towns around the state. These challenges can be addressed through a comprehensive approach that includes changes to state law, training for local officials, research to identify other solutions, and collaboration with stakeholders. In some cases, all four approaches can be part of the solution to meet the challenges.
 
 
"These advocacy initiatives reflect positive action that the legislature can take to help cities and towns govern more efficiently and effectively," said Miriam Hair, executive director.
 
"We also know that it's not just legislation that can solve problems," said Hair. "That's why the Association has included training for municipal officials along with research and collaboration as part of the initiatives," said Hair. 
 
 
 
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