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09 May Leadership Beaufort – Well Worth Time and Investment

Leadership Beaufort Accepting Applications for Class of 2018

Beaufort, SC (May 4, 2017): Leadership Beaufort, sponsored by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, is now accepting applications for the Class of 2018. Applications are available at The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce office, located at 701 Craven Street in Beaufort and online at www.beaufortchamber.org/leadership-beaufort/. Applications are due to the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce office no later than 2:00 pm on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Established in 1985, Leadership Beaufort is designed to help develop informed, committed and qualified leaders for the Beaufort region. By taking an intensive look into the issues affecting our community, Leadership Beaufort prepares and motivates participants to provide quality, dynamic leadership within the area.

Leadership Beaufort requires a 10-month commitment and participants are selected through an application process. New classes embark each year on a journey to understand the inner-workings of our area, including the History & Quality of Life, Environment, Economy, Public & Health Services, Public Safely, Education and Government.

The program is run by volunteers under the guidance of Connie Hipp and Rob Bridgers, both Leadership Beaufort graduates. ” We try to have a broadly diversified class, which reflects the cultural diversity of our community,” said Hipp. “The program grooms future community leaders through an in-depth view and exposure to cultural, economic, historic, social, educational, environmental programs and issues as well as personally introducing them to community and state leaders.”

Applications must be returned to the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce office by the due date. After an interview process, participants of the class will be announced in July.

Classes begin with a weekend retreat in September, followed by monthly classes from October to April, usually held on the first Friday of the month. The final session is a weekend retreat in May. Leadership Beaufort seeks a diverse group who represent the community; consideration is given to age, employment, gender, socio-economic background, ethnicity and other forms of diversity.

For questions about the program, contact Connie Hipp at 843.812.6822 or conedsc@embarqmail.com.