Leadership Aiken County (LAC) is a program designed to identify, develop, and motivate new leadership for the Aiken County community.

Established in 1981, LAC seeks to develop a group of informed, committed, and qualified individuals capable of providing dynamic community leadership for Aiken County. <<read more>>



  • Identify and select highly motivated community leaders to participate in the program.
  • Challenge participants to become aware of, to examine, and to respond to the societal and economic needs of our community.
  • Develop an esprit de corps among participants that will provide a common ground for working together on present and future community needs.
  • Create a dialogue and sense of teamwork between participants and other community leaders.

Current Class Project

The The 2017/2018 Leadership Aiken County class has selected two projects and established a fundraising goal of $20,000 for this cycle.

The first project is to build a sensory room for Children’s Place, Inc. in Aiken, SC. Children's Place, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect by working with at-risk children and their families. Our goal is to build a sensory room; which is a therapeutic space with a variety of equipment that provides personalized sensory input and helps children to calm and focus themselves.

The second project is to partner with the Y.M.C.A to purchase and assemble beds for children in need in the Aiken County area. We ask that you make a commitment to support our annual project by making a donation. Without the assistance of community-minded member like you, we wouldn't be able to serve those in our community each year.

Donations can be submitted to:
Leadership Aiken County
P.O. Box 3686
Aiken, SC 29802

Please make checks payable to “Leadership Aiken County”.
Leadership Aiken County is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contact Us

For more information on LAC, contact Board President Shayne Farrell at shayne.farrell@srs.gov or 2017-2018 Class Coordinator Ben Harm, at Benjamin.Harm@srs.gov.