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DHEC Announces S.C. Environmental Leadership Forum

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), in partnership with the EPA, today announced it will hold a South Carolina Environmental Leadership Forum that will meet in December 2013, and in January, March, and April of 2014.

The four meetings will consist of two-day workshops. During the forum sessions, participants will learn about leadership styles, community outreach, local government 101, and the environment – laws, regulations, roles, and a review of some of DHEC’s more visible programs will be part of the curriculum. Please click here for more information on the titles of the workshops and the dates they will be held.

The goals of the leadership forum are:

  • Build upon existing leadership capacity within communities with environmental concerns
  • Educate participants on regulatory roles, responsibilities, and environmental programs
  • Strengthen partnerships among community leaders, businesses, local government officials, industry, and other stakeholders

An application form is posted on DHEC’s website that must be completed and submitted by those interested in participating in the forum.

Community groups, citizens, grassroots non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, environmental groups, local and state government officials, businesses, industry representatives, and others interested in learning more about strengthening their community and the environment are encouraged to enter the application process. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 14, 2013.

A committee will review the applications and determine who will be selected. The leadership forum is free of charge for successful applicants.

Additional information on the leadership forum can be found HERE.