Established in 1985, Leadership Beaufort has become one of the most prestigious organizations in Beaufort. Each year, a select group of local leaders learn not only what is going on but how to make a difference in the community. The program builds community trustee leadership through an in-depth view of cultural, economic, historic, social, educational, environmental and government resources. The result is that hundreds of alumni have made countless contributions to the community and its quality of life.
Leadership Beaufort connects participants with prominent civic, business and government leaders. It is an interactive process for the “movers and shakers.”
Applications are taken during April and May of each year and are due to the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce office the Friday before Memorial Day. After an interview process, participants of the class are typically announced by the first week in July.
Classes begin with a weekend retreat in September, followed by monthly classes from October to April, usually held on the first Friday of the month. The final session is a weekend retreat the first weekend of May. Leadership Beaufort seeks a diverse group who represent the community; consideration is given to age, employment, gender, socio-economic background, ethnicity and other forms of diversity.