The Richland County Neighborhood Council was first organized in 1978 for the purpose of linking County neighborhood organizations to Richland County Government on the premise that it would render improved services. The RCNC (whose membership included 40 organizations in the early days and now has over 60 member communities and neighborhoods) structure consist of an executive committee and various committees.
RCNC became inactive in 1991 and resumed as an active organization in 1996. As before, the organization continues to serve as a mechanism or umbrella of neighborhood organizations whose representatives gather to share and receive information that greatly impacts the quality of life for the citizens of those communities. By doing so, RCNC members address pertinent issues by presenting informative program with the cooperation and assistance of the Richland County Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP). The RCNC is in the process of obtaining 501(c)3 status with the IRS.
In February 2010, The Richland County Council passed a resolution to endorse and support the RCNC for as long as the organization exists.
RCNC is committed to preserving and promoting the integrity of Richland County neighborhoods. It serves as an umbrella group whose members are from the various recognized neighborhood associations and organizations within Richland County and act as a body of representatives. It provides a forum for the discussion of issues and challenges to the citizens of Richland County neighborhoods an establishes the means by which information can be shared among neighborhoods and the local officials, which it advises on issues of neighborhood concerns.
RCNC assists Richland County Government in realizing the needs of carious communities. It furnishes a connecting link between the neighborhoods and units of local government, which it advises on issues of neighborhood concern.
Richland County Neighborhood Council
Richland County Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP)
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Columbia, SC 29202
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