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

On October 18, 2019 in Events

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.