We hope you will consider being a part of our 2022 Class!  Applications are available now!

2022 Application

What is Leadership Lexington County?

Leadership Lexington County [LLC] is a 501 C-3 organization that identifies community issues and equips its graduates with the knowledge to help direct the future growth of this great county. The program is directed by a volunteer board composed of LLC Alumni.

Topics Covered By the Program Include:

  • Public Health
  • County History
  • Land Use Planning
  • Agriculture
  • Public Finance
  • Public Safety
  • The Environment
  • Political Systems
  • Public Education
  • Economic Development
  • Quality of Life

Would You Like to Experience…

  • spending a day away from your daily world with 25-40 of your newest friends just to talk about local issues?
  • learning what makes you tick psychologically as a leader and how to harness those traits to make you a more effective leader?
  • going to jail and not having to stay?
  • becoming a part of a network of local leaders in the Midlands?

If you said yes to even one of the questions, what are you waiting for?


To participate in Leadership Lexington County you must either live or work in Lexington County.


You must attend the mandatory overnight entrance retreat beginning at 8:45 am on
Thursday, January 27, 2022 – Friday, January 28, 2022 (dismissing around Noon on Friday). The retreat will be held at Camp Kinard near Batesburg/Leesville. Camp Kinard is rustic and you will be sharing a large cottage with bunk beds.

Classes will be held one full day each month on the following dates: February 24, March 31, April 28, May 26, August 25, September 29 and October 27.
Classes typically begin at 8:00 am and end at approximately 5:00 pm.

Due to our limited class time, no more than 8 hours of missed class time during the course of the program will be excused. Late arrivals and early departures will be considered missed class time.

A full day of missed class will result in making up the missed class during the following class year. Upon completion of the missed class, the class participate will be awarded their diploma during graduation ceremonies with the following year’s class.

More than 1 full day of missed class time will result in the participant being required to retake the entire program, adhering to the above attendance requirements in order to be a Leadership Lexington County graduate. Tuition is non- refundable, retaking the program will require payment of tuition for that class year.

Application Fee:
There will be a $20 non-refundable application fee to be paid once the application has been submitted. This fee covers administrative costs relative to the background check.

Tuition for Leadership Lexington County is $850.00 which includes accommodations for the entrance retreat, all classes, activities, materials, speakers’ fees and your framed diploma. Tuition will be due upon acceptance into the program. Once accepted and class has begun, class tuition is non-refundable.

Class Project:
Leadership Lexington County graduates complete a class project to benefit our community. Those class projects are varied and will be determined by the class participants and the Leadership Lexington County Board. All class members are required to participate in making these community oriented projects successful.

Enrichment Activities:
Attendance of 2 LLC alumni or Lexington County civic events during the year. This does NOT include organizations to which you are already a member (ie: Rotary).

Graduation will be held in January of 2023. Class project participation is a requirement to successfully complete Leadership Lexington County.

Class Time Decorum:
As a non-profit program, Leadership Lexington County requires the gracious commitment of many individuals, organizations and businesses in order to provide the experiences and opportunities that our class participants enjoy.

As a matter of professionalism and good manners for these efforts, class members are to refrain from using any electronic devices during class time.