Temporary Planning/GIS Technician

Temporary Planning/GIS Technician: The Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments is seeking a Temporary Planning/GIS Technician. The primary responsibility of this position is performing entry level technical work in the preparation of GIS maps, including data collection and entry, and the preparation of related materials for COG projects and plans. Associate’s degree in GIS, computer science, engineering, or related field; current enrollment in related field at an institution of higher education; or an equivalent combination of education, training, experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Successful candidate(s) will demonstrate knowledge, interest, or project experience in GIS (ArcGIS 10 or higher) applications. Must possess a valid S.C. driver’s license. Submit resume and cover letter by September 30, 2014 with the subject line “Temporary Planning/GIS Technician” to tbritton@wrcog.org or by mail to WRCOG, 1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, SC 29440. Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments is an EEO agency. Temporary Planning GIS Technician Job Description (WRCOG) 140930


Tri-County Regional Development Corp. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Tri-County Regional Development Corp. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

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Waccamaw Region Air Quality Coalition August 27 at 10am

Waccamaw Region Air Quality Coalition: the next quarterly meeting is scheduled to meet on August 27 at 10am. Representatives from local municipalities, industries, non-profit organizations, and citizen groups meet to share information about various air quality programs and initiatives going on locally and throughout the state. Staff members from SC DHEC also attend and provide updates and announcements regarding pending new regulations, funding availability, air quality trends, etc. At the August 27th meeting, SC DHEC will be giving presentations on the South Carolina State Implementation Plan process and well as discuss the new Ozone Monitoring Station that is planned for installation in Horry County within the next year. Interested stakeholders are welcome to attend. Contact Dan Newquist for more information 843-436-6131 or dnewquist@wrcog.org


Attend a Free Presentation: Green Infrastructure Planning at the Landscape Scale

Attend a Free Presentation: Green Infrastructure Planning at the Landscape Scale by Karen Firehock at the Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments on Thursday, August 28, 2014, 10:00am-noon.

Objectives: The Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments, the South Carolina Forestry Commission and Trees SC invite you to attend a free presentation about our state’s Green Infrastructure Planning Guide and Model initiative! Who should Attend: Planners, conservationists, developers, community members, elected and appointed officials and anyone concerned about better ways to develop that conserve our resources! Where:1230 Highmarket St. Georgetown, SC 29440 Cost: Free. Registration Required by 8/25/2014 – Limited to 25 attendees.

Contact: Daniel Newquist 843-436-6131 or dnewquist@wrcog.org Click Here to Register



Waccamaw Regional introduces newly redesigned website; newsletter and more in the works

Waccamaw Regional introduces newly redesigned website; newsletter and more in the works:  Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments rolled out a newly redesigned website today, featuring a wider array of content, a more contemporary look and a layout that’s user friendly and easier to navigate. The site, at www.wrcog.org, offers an abundance of information about the agency and the extensive range of programs and services it offers to the public and government agencies in Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties. Those services include workforce development, grant administration, transportation planning, assistance for the elderly and their caregivers, and even loans for businesses, developers and community organizations. “It really is a substantial list of services that we help people with. A lot of those programs, on the surface, people wouldn’t necessarily expect to go together,” said Sarah Smith, executive director for Waccamaw Regional. “We offer a lot of services people don’t know about and we’re trying to change that. We want people to see all we have to offer.” The website had been improved since its introduction in the late 1990’s, but this was its first overhaul of appearance, content and organization. The redesign is just one component of a year-long effort to clarify Waccamaw Regional’s services and programs, and make the agency more visible and accessible throughout the three-county region it serves. Waccamaw Regional unveiled a new logo earlier this year. The logo is already in use and has been well received. An e-newsletter was also launched to keep clients and community residents abreast of new programs and other changes and happenings at Waccamaw Regional. Anyone interested in receive the newsletter can sign-up on www.wrcog.org or http://eepurl.com/XxRFf. Additionally, Waccamaw Regional will add social media to its means of communication. The agency has a presence on social media websites including Facebook, Twitter and Google+. “We’ve been kind of a well-kept secret, but that doesn’t help us serve the communities in our region. We’re doing more than ever and technology makes it easier than ever to share what we’re doing. We’re going to take advantage of that,” Smith said. She hopes results will be seen quickly in the number of people in all three of the region’s counties who are taking advantage of programs and services through Waccamaw Regional.

For more information about Waccamaw Regional, visit www.wrcog.org, or call (843) 546-8502.WRCOG Newsletter 2014-1

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