Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment

Notice of Public Hearing
Notice of Public Comment

The Waccamaw Workforce Development Area, the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments as its administrative entity, and the area’s three individual counties of Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg are accepting public comment on their request to the Governor for initial designation as a local workforce development area pursuant to Section 106(b)(2) of Public Law 113-128, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Under WIOA, the Waccamaw Workforce Development Area is responsible for carrying out programs designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the local labor market and to match local employers with the skilled workers they need.

A public hearing on the designation will be held on April 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm in the conference room of the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, 1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, SC, 29440. Comments on the designation can be submitted in writing to the address above and must be received by April 10, 2015.


Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs or activities.  Ayla Hemeon – 843-546-8502 has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements.



Upcoming SHIP Training

The SHIP Program (State Health Insurance Program) will hold a training open to the public beginning in March.  The dates and times are as follows:

March 24: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

March 31: 9:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

April 7: 9:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

April 14: 9:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

April 21: 9:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The training will be held at Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments in the large conference room, 1230 Highmarket St. Georgetown, S.C. 29440.  The Medicare Specialist, Kayla Ives, is seeking volunteers to help with the SHIP (State Health Insurance Program) and the SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) programs.  These programs counsel Medicare beneficiaries and report Medicare fraud.

If you are interested in attending this training or volunteering for the program please contact Kayla Ives, Medicare Specialist (843) 436-6252 or kives@wrcog.org.


Assisted Rides Program Updates

Although the Assisted Rides program cannot meet all of the transportation needs in our community, we have provided lots of rides for our clients in January 2015. Coastal Eye Group = 4; Horry County = 30; Florence = 40; Caring/Sharing = 8; Charleston Other = 8; VA (Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Columbia)  = 34; Georgetown Hospital Systems = 44; MUSC Charleston = 8; St. James Clinics = 6; Smith Clinic = 20; Other = 36; Dialysis (9) Riders = 234 Rides.  In total during the month of January the volunteer drivers provided rides totaling 34,557 miles.  What are you waiting for, give a ride.


Registration Opens for Waccamaw Sports Classic

Senior registration has now opened for the Waccamaw Sports Classic taking place on April 10, 2015 at Coastal Carolina University.  If you would like to sign up for this event contact Horry County Parks and Recreation (843) 915-7871.


January 27, 2015 HOME Consortium Funding Application Workshop – POSTPONED

The HOME Consortium Funding Application Workshop scheduled for January 27, 2015 has been postponed.  The rescheduled date and time will be posted soon.  Questions regarding the upcoming workshop can be directed to David Gray, HOME Consortium Program Manager by calling 843-436-6126 or by emailing www.dgray@wrcog.org

Staff will be available on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 to provide technical assistance to housing partners and to answer general questions about the agency’s HOME Program.






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1230 Highmarket Street
Georgetown, SC 29440

Phone: (843) 546-8502

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