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Leadership Grand Strand Application Process

LGS is now accepting applications for Class XLI.

These applications are being accepted now through June 26, 2020. Class 41 will begin on August 20, 2020 and run through May 6, 2021. You can review a listing of the class dates here

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship to assist with tuition please fill out a Bill Pritchard Scholarship Fund Application (link to app) and submit it when you send in your application.

If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact Diana Greene, Executive Director at (843) 916-7222 or by email at

Please save the applications below to your computer, complete the applications and return to LGS per directions below.

The application process for LGS XL (2019-2020) is CLOSED.

EMAIL the completed applications with reference letter(s) to LGS@VisitMyrtleBeach.

Or MAIL completed applications with reference letter(s) to: Leadership Grand Strand, 1200 Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Leadership Grand Strand Now Accepting Applications for Class 40

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s (MBACC) 10-month leadership program, Leadership Grand Strand, is now accepting applications for Class 40. The upcoming program, sponsored by the MBACC, will commence in August 2019 and run through May 2020. The purpose of Leadership Grand Strand is to develop a corps of informed, committed and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic leadership for the Grand Strand area.

Leadership Grand Strand explores topics like Grand Strand history, tourism and economic development, government and politics, education, law enforcement, human services and the arts. Alumni serve on community boards and commissions and in key decision-making positions throughout the Grand Strand.

Leadership Grand Strand is open to citizens who have resided in Horry or Georgetown County continuously for at least one year prior to the application date. Candidates may be nominated by an organization or may nominate themselves. Program participation is limited, with selection reflecting the demographic, geographic and professional diversity of the Myrtle Beach area.

Criteria for selection include evidence of leadership abilities, potential to provide leadership to the Grand Strand, interest in community affairs, desire to volunteer and commitment to become more involved in the Grand Strand community. Participants and their sponsoring organizations must be willing to invest the time required for members to fully participate in the program, which includes a two-day retreat in September, a full day of classes the first Thursday of each month and 75 hours of community service. Regular attendance is imperative and mandatory.

Applications, which require three letters of reference, must be typed and are due by June 28, 2019. Applications are available online at Tuition is $999 per person.

Scholarship opportunities are also available through the William F. Pritchard Scholarship fund. Those interested in applying for a scholarship are encouraged to visit the Leadership Grand Strand website and fill out a scholarship application.

For more information, visit or call 843-916-7222.

For additional questions about Leadership Grand Strand contact the Diana Greene, executive director, by email or call 843-916-7222.