Inside Rock Hill

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 Inside Rock Hill (IRH) is a 10-week civics course offered to residents of the City of Rock Hill.  This course allows residents to view the City from the inside.  Residents are provided with an in-depth understanding of how the city operates.  It enables them to learn how to better access services provided by the City. 

Inside Rock Hill graduated its first class in Spring 2004.  Since that time over 600 City of Rock Hill residents have participated in the program and become ambassadors for the City and its initiatives.  Many of our graduates remain active in City activities by serving on Boards and Commissions, participating in neighborhood events as volunteers by providing outreach and assistance where needed. 

The course is offered during the Spring and Fall and seating is limited. The next session will begin Thursday, September 12, 2019. Please sign up early for the next session by completing the online registration  or contact Dorene Boular at 803-325-2527  You may also download an application and return via fax at 803-326-3852. Printable Registration PDF


 Reunion 2018 (2)


As a way of keeping Inside Rock Hill Alumni engaged, we have formed three committees that work continuously to educate, communicate and inform our alumni of the constant and exciting changes that are taking place in the City.

Alumni Committees

Public Relations Committee

Responsible for ongoing communication with the alumni community.  The committee works to engage by sponsoring a series of educational and social activities throughout the year to keep alumni up to date on the City’s initiatives and programs.  The Committee also publishes a bi-monthly newsletter

Reunion Committee

This Committee plans and coordinates the annual gathering of the alumni for a reunion.  The event is generally theme-based and designed to be a fun-filled event that brings everyone together for a big community and social event.  It is an opportunity to share the IRH experience with family members and friends.  The IRH Reunion is usually scheduled for the first Thursday in August.

Volunteer Committee

Since many of the IRH graduates leave the course even more civic-minded and anxious to get involved, this Committee keeps the alumni aware of potential opportunities to serve.  They are responsible for recruiting volunteers to participate in City projects, public forums, master planning initiatives and many other activities where the Mayor is interested in hearing the voice of the citizens. (Community Service)

Public Service

Of the 700 residents who have graduated from Inside Rock Hill, 75 (11%) are either currently serving or have served on one or more City of Rock Hill Boards and Commissions, or affiliates.  Of the 75 on Boards and Commissions, 65 (87%) began serving after completing Inside Rock Hill.  The graduates serving/have served on the following:  

Airport Commissions

Mayor’s Committee for Peoples with Disabilities

Rock Hill Clean & Green

AW Huckle Beautification Committee

Planning Commission

Rock Hill Tree Commission

Commission for Children and Youth

Plumbing and Cross Connection

Storm Water Advisory Board

Community Relations Council

Property Maintenance Code Board

Tourism Commission

Construction Board of Appeals

Rock Hill Board of Historic Review

Zoning Board of Appeals

Downtown Parking Mgt. Commission

Rock Hill City Council

Housing Authority Commission 


Other Affiliations include:

York County Council

Rock Hill District School Board

Rock Hill council of Neighborhoods President

Railroad Study Group

Performance Measures Focus Group

RFATS (Rock Hill/Fort Mill Area Transportation System)