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Media Release

Town Venue Committee Community Forums

Release Date: February 20, 2017

Contact Information:
Jayme Lopko email icon , Senior Planner, 843-341-4695


Please join us as the Town of Hilton Head Island hosts five community forums focused on entertainment, arts, culture, and heritage on the Island. All residents and visitors are encouraged to attend and provide input and ideas.

The Town's Venue Committee was asked by Town Council to recommend, if needed, the cost and funding mechanism of a possible venue(s) that will satisfy the needs of the community.

Your Island, Your Voice GraphicAs part of that process Webb Management Services, Inc., has been contracted by the Town and Venue Committee to conduct five community forums to:

  • Introduce the process and objectives
  • Give preliminary observations
  • Invite public comment and discussion
  • Review the next steps in the process

The consultant is currently engaged with Phase 1 of the process, which is a needs assessment for the entertainment, arts, culture, and heritage on the Island. The assessment will address four key questions:

  1. Is there an audience for facility/facilities? 
  2. What is the demand for facilities on the part of users? 
  3. What facilities do we currently have and what is deficient in those facilities? 
  4. Where are we going as a community and a region, and how does a project like this help us get there? 

Five forums will be held with one in Town Hall, two in gated communities, and two in public locations in the community. In addition, the session at Town Hall will be broadcast on the County Channel, and will be available on demand from the Town website.

The forum schedule is as follows:

March 1st

Hilton Head Plantation, Plantation House - 235 Seabrook Drive - 10:30 AM

Town Hall - Benjamin M. Racusin Council Chambers - One Town Center Court - 4:00 PM

Hilton Head Public Service District Community Room - 21 Oak Park Drive - 6:30 PM

March 2nd

Sea Pines, CSA Community Center - 71 Lighthouse Road - 10:30 AM

Central Oak Grove Baptist Church - 161 Mathews Drive - 5:00 PM


Please contact Jayme Lopko, Senior Planner, at jaymel@hiltonheadislandsc.gov or 843-341-4695 for more details.