Summer intern helps Horry County with growth management

By Kathy Woodard

Municipal officials addressing growth issues along the Grand Strand will get help from a new Clemson student internship program established through the Myrtle Beach Public Service Initiative Endowment.

Funded by proceeds from University land sales in the area, the initiative provides a summer intern to assist local officials in managing growth issues such as land use, environmental conservation, zoning, transportation and tourism.

The first intern began this summer, working with the City of Myrtle Beach. Garrett Stroud, a civil engineering student, conducted a beach visitor survey and collected vacant building data for the Kings Highway corridor.

The program provides real-world educational experience for students who work for both the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service and local government officials who deal with the impact of growth in the Grand Strand area.

For information: Kathy Woodard, 864-656-0205,