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Lancaster County Civics 101

Lancaster County Civics 101 Course is where citizens of Lancaster County can learn about County Departments and their functions that help make Lancaster County “a great place to live, work, worship, and play.”

Civics 101 is a citizens academy designed to educate Lancaster County citizens about their County government processes and provide an engaging and interactive program.

County Administration, County Council, and Department Directors will host 10 weeks of  informative sessions giving residents a hands-on experience in Lancaster County’s government operations.


Why Participate?

Throughout the program you will learn about your county government, how it works and how it impacts Lancaster County.

Are You Eligible?

To be selected, you must live in Lancaster County and be willing to commit the time to the ten-week civics course. Applicants will be selected based on backgrounds and full representation of Lancaster County.

What is the Cost?

There is no cost to Lancaster County citizens who attend the sessions.

Interested in Applying?

If you are interested in applying, please complete and submit this application no later than July 28, 2023. Applicants will be notified by August 4, 2023, of their application status. Please complete this application fully if you would like to be considered. Incomplete applications may not be considered.  Lancaster County Civics 101 begins August 17, 2023, and concludes on October 19, 2023 with a graduation and dinner with County Council.

Basic Information

Full Name

Full Address

Tell Us About Yourself

I am most interested in: (please select up to three)

Civics 101 Information and Commitment

Lancaster County Civics 101 comprises ten (10) sessions occurring once a week, for ten consecutive weeks, on Thursday evenings beginning at 6:00 PM and concluding around 8:00 pm.  Session Topics and dates are as follows:

8/17/2023 – Session 1: Intro to Lancaster County Government
Location: Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster, SC
Topics: Form of Government; County Budget; County Council 

8/24/2023 – Session 2: “Law & Order” 
Location: Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, 1520 Pageland Highway, Lancaster, SC
Topics: Law Enforcement, Detention Center 

8/31/2023 – Session 3“Who Are You Going to Call?”
Location: Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place, Lancaster, SC
Topics: Fire Service; Emergency Management; 911 Operations

9/7/2023 – Session 4“Taxation & Representation”
Location: Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster, SC
Topics: Register of Deeds; Assessor; Auditor; Treasurer; Delinquent Tax

9/14/2023 – Session 5: "Quality of Life"
Location: Indian Land Recreation Center, 8286 Charlotte Hwy, Indian Land, SC
Topics: Parks & Recreation; Veterans Affairs; Economic Development

9/21/2023 – Session 6: "Books and Blueprints"
Location: Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White Street, Lancaster, SC
Topics: Library; Planning; Building; Zoning; Stormwater

9/28/2023 – Session 7: “Wings & Wheels”
Location: 5:30 pm – Lancaster County Airport, 286 Aviation Blvd, Lancaster, SC
Location: 6:15 pm- Barnett Building, 1228 Colonial Commons Ct., Lancaster, SC
Topics: Airport Tour; Roads & Bridges; Solid Waste; Recycling; Fleet Operations

10/5/2023 – Session 8“Judiciary Square”
Location: Lancaster County Courthouse, 104 N. Main Street, Lancaster, SC
Topics: Clerk of Court; Solicitor; Public Defender,  Magistrate Court

10/12/2023 – Session 8“Circle of Life”
Location: Lancaster County EMS, 3758 Charlotte Hay, Lancaster, SC
Topics: Coroner; EMS; Probate

10/19/2023 – Session 10: Graduation & Dinner with County Council
Location: Lancaster County Historic Courthouse, 100 N. Main St, Lancaster, SC

Applicant Personal Commitment

If selected, I will devote the time necessary to meet graduation requirements. Barring a true emergency, I commit to attending all ten (10) Sessions. I will continue to participate in County government to the best of my ability and act as an ambassador by sharing my knowledge with other Lancaster County residents.


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