Leadership Lexington County (commonly referred to as “LLC”) is a non-profit educational organization that offers a stimulating program to develop leaders in our community. Our program incorporates hands-on learning opportunities that inform participants of the resources and challenges in our region and promotes community action. LLC builds a network of local leaders, helps them realize their leadership skills, and facilitates involvement in many areas of the County.
In 1990, a small group of Lexington County businesspeople and elected officials were discussing ways to bring together the various political factions in the county. They recognized the importance of cooperation and communication between the different entities and the need for a joint effort, thus forming Leadership Lexington County. Since its first graduating class, in 1994, we have over 800 Leadership Lexington County alumni.
Our biggest direct community impact has been through the class projects. Each class selects a non-profit that serves and is located in Lexington County and determines their needs .
2022 – Dream Riders
2020/21 – Dickerson Children’s Advocacy Center
The project included site improvements, removing a rotting wood structure, building a new covered porch with lighting and a ceiling fan, and adding a stone-healing garden. The class raised over $65,000.