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Horry County Planning & Zoning to Offer Free Program: "Establishing a Grassroots Community Organization"

Horry County is rapidly growing; and with it, there are a number of community organizations that have formalized or are working to become established as non-profits. These organizations play a significant role in shaping the future of their communities. In honor of National Community Planning Month, Horry County Planning & Zoning is hosting a special program entitled "Establishing a Grassroots Community Organization." The event will be held Monday, October 21, 2019, from 2 - 4 PM at the Horry County Government and Justice Center located at 1301 2nd Avenue, Conway, SC 29526. 

The program will feature:

  • Leigh Kane, Principal Planner with Horry County Planning and Zoning, will discuss Horry County Growth Patterns and the Significance of Community Based Leadership
  • Meredith Millen Harrison, Executive Director with Murrells Inlet 2020, will present on the mission, evolution, and successes of Murrells Inlet 2020.  
  • Ben Bullock, Director of Operations with Together SC, will discuss the foundations of being a successful non-profit and when to consider becoming a 501c3.
  • Ashley Cowen, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning, will conduct a tutorial of how to effectively use social media to convey your message and reach your organization's target audience.

There will also be a panel discussion featuring: 

  • Al Jordan, President of the Greater Burgess Community Association
  • Carole vanSickler, President of the Carolina Forest Civic Association
  • Betsy Fay, President of Beautify Carolina Forest

Horry County welcomes existing and newly forming community-based organizations to participate in this program. Pre-registration is preferred. Click HERE to register.



Upcoming Meetings for October 21-25, 2019

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Monday, October 21, 2019, at 11:00 AM

Horry Electric Cooperative, 2774 Cultra Road, Conway

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Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 11:30 AM

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Rooms

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Horry County Memorial Library Board of Trustees

Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 3:30 PM

Conway Library, 801 Main Street, Conway

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Upcoming Meetings for October 14-18, 2019

Horry County Zoning Board of Appeals

Monday, October 14, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Rooms

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Horry County Board of Architectural Review

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Rooms

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Horry County Council

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 6 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, County Council Chambers

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Horry County Board of Fee Appeals

Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 3 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Rooms

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Horry County Museum Board of Trustees

Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 5 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Rooms

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Community Planning Month Education & Events

Conway, South Carolina - Horry County Council has declared October as Community Planning Month! Horry County would like to take this month to highlight the contributions that sound planning and plan implementation make to the quality of our communities, environment, and lives. It is also a great time to recognize the participation and dedication of the members of the Horry County Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation, the Parks and Open Space Board, and Keep Horry County Beautiful. These members have contributed their time and expertise to improve and protect the quality of life in Horry County. To celebrate, Horry County is hosting and participating in a number of community education and outreach events. A 3-hour continuing education training for planners, design professionals, and elected and appointed officials was held on October 8th on Designing for Wildfires at the Wildland-Urban Interface. The County is also hosting its first Citizen Planning Academy! From a pool of applications, 35 participants were selected representing differing geographic areas, business interests, and community involvement. While this program is full, Horry County Planning & Zoning hopes to host this program again in the future due to high interest from the community. Additional community education and outreach events include:

Planning & Zoning Annual Report – This report details the activities and workloads of staff, boards, and commissions. To learn more, click here to view and download the report. Or visit us on Facebook to view or share it here.

Historic Preservation Plan Presentation – October 15, 2019, 2:30 PM – Interested in how the County addresses historic preservation? Come hear a presentation of the proposed Horry County Historic Preservation Plan as it’s presented to the Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation at their regularly scheduled meeting at 2:30 PM at the Horry County Government & Justice Center in Conway. The public is welcome to attend and provide comments.

Capital Improvements Expo – October 15, 2019, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Join representatives from various County departments in the Atrium of the Horry County Government & Justice Center to learn and ask questions about all of the capital improvement projects that are planned and underway in Horry County. While you’re here, download and learn how to use the HCConnect App from Horry County’s IT Department!

Parks and Open Space Board Presentation – October 16, 2019, 6:30 PM – Interested in what the Parks and Open Space Board does or want to know about current and future recreational projects in the Carolina Forest area? Horry County Planning and Parks and Recreation staff will be presenting about these topics to the Carolina Forest Civic Association. Join us at the Carolina Forest Recreation Center to learn more!

United Way Day of Caring – October 18, 2019, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM – As part of United Way's Day of Caring, Horry County Planning & Zoning, the Parks and Open Space Board, Keep Horry County BeautifulHorry County Parks and Recreation, and the Greater Burgess Community Association will be installing a Butterfly Garden at the South Strand Recreation Center. This garden, funded in part by PalmettoPride, will be part of Horry County's first Discovery Trail, which will be installed in Spring 2020. While volunteer registration is full, we encourage participation in other projects taking place throughout the County on Friday, October 18th. Click here to find out about volunteer opportunities near you.

Establishing a Grassroots Organization – October 21, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Are you forming or part of a grassroots organization that is interested in becoming a 501c3 or learning to maximize its social media presence? Come to this educational session at the Horry County Government & Justice Center in Conway lead by Planning staff, Murrells Inlet 2020 and TogetherSC with panel representatives from local Horry County community groups. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please register here by October 18th.



Horry's Hero for October 2019: Sean Thompson

In an effort to recognize the many United States military veterans in Horry County, the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office has a monthly recognition program entitled “Horry’s Heroes” in which a veteran will be featured on the County’s social media platforms each month.

All honorably discharged veterans (active duty, reserve, retired and/or deceased) from 1900 to present are eligible to be featured.

The veteran of the month for October is US Army Specialist Sean Thompson. Mr. Thompson served with the 10th Mountain Division in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Korea. He received an Army Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and a NATO Medal. Sean enjoyed going to Bosnia because the people appreciated what was done for them since he was part of a peacekeeping operation.

For more information or to feature your Hero, contact the Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Office at (843) 915-5480.



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