Salk group travels to Washington | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 30, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: April 27, 2016 at 12:21 pm
Leadership Salkehatchie members traveled to Washington, D.C., recently to meet with local legislators.
The leadership group was developed as part of a long-standing partnership between Southern Carolina Alliance and USC Salkehatchie, seeks to identify and develop motivated young leaders in Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties. The goal of the program is to provide participants an opportunity to develop enhanced leadership skills while becoming aware of and involved with community dynamics and issues in the Salkehatchie region.
Participants are nominated by regional business, industry and educational leaders and selected by an application committee to represent each county during Leadership Salkehatchie’s nine-month program (September-May). Topic areas include economic development, education, judicial system, local government, legislative advocacy, leadership skills, and diversity. Following the completion of this program, these newly enhanced leaders are then well prepared to help our region advance towards ever increasing levels of community health and success. Previous participants currently serve on leadership boards and/or in elected offices in school districts, chambers of commerce, healthcare, and non-profit organizations.
Leadership Salkehatchie meets monthly in various locations throughout the Southern Carolina region as well as on USC’s Columbia campus. The group also travels together to Washington, D.C., each April to meet with the region’s legislative contingent in the House and Senate, and with various representatives of federal agencies.
The diverse contingent of participants have represented a wide variety of employment sectors, economic levels and demographic segments. Maintaining a well-rounded group is important as it enhances the group’s ability to understand and assimilate an ever-increasingly complex world and how it affects our region.
To nominate someone for this program, please contact Terri Boone at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (803)584-3446 for more information. Nominations will be accepted through June 30th and selected participants will be notified by August 15th.