Santee-Lynches implements a wide variety of initiatives designed to further the organization's mission, which is to "improve the quality of life for the citizens of the four county region". We work for, with, and through local governments to plan for the future, improve services, eliminate barriers to participation, and develop strong communities. 

Planning & Zoning Officials Training:

Santee-Lynches is your source for Planning & Zoning Training. A 2003 amendment to the SC Local Government Planning Enabling Act established mandatory training requirements for all appointees and staff involved with local planning and zoning. These individuals must complete an initial 6 hour orientation course and at least 3 hours of continuing education each year thereafter to comply with state law.  Please click here for a copy of the 2019 Planning Training Course Calendar.

Examples of Community Development Projects and Initiatives:

  • Strategic and Vision Planning;

  • County and Municipal Comprehensive Planning;

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Project Application and Administration; and

  • Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP) blight removal project

    • 99 dilapidated residential lots purchased and cleared in the City of Sumter

    • 35 dilapidated residential lots purchased and cleared in the City of Camden/Kershaw County


Procedures, Supporting Documents

CDBG Procedures

Projects and Project- Specific Documents

Sumter Neighborhood Initiative Program

Camden Neighborhood Initiative Program