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 works for, with, and through local governments to plan for the future, improve services, eliminate barriers to participation, and develop strong communities. 

Examples of Community Development Projects and Initiatives:

  • Strategic and Vision Planning, including
    • VisionKershaw2030
  • County and Municipal Comprehensive Planning, including
    • Town of Pinewood 2018-2028 Comprehensive Plan
    • Town of Bethune 2017-2027 Comprehensive Plan
    • City of Manning 2017-2027 Comprehensive Plan
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Project Application and Administration, including
    • Bishopville Wastewater Trunk Line, Phase I
    • St. Charles Area (Lee County) New Water Tower
    • Mayesville-Sumter Wastewater Interceptor
    • Elliott/English Crossroads (Lee County) Water Line Extension
  • 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