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Board Members Sought for Gullah Geechee Historic Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation

January 9, 2023

The Town of Hilton Head Island seeks to appoint a well-qualified and diverse group of individuals to serve on the board of directors for the Gullah Geechee Historic Neighborhoods Community Development Corporation.

Town Council created the corporation last September to support the preservation, advancement, and sustainability of historic and culturally sensitive communities on Hilton Head Island. Those communities include the Bay Gall, Big Hill, Chaplin, Gardner, Grassland, Jarvis, Jonesville, Marshland, Mitchelville, Spanish Wells, Squire Pope, and Stoney areas. The corporation will achieve its objectives by:

"Over the last several months, we have been laying the necessary groundwork for this important initiative, including development of bylaws and approval from the state for the corporation to be formed. With this groundwork completed, we are now able to begin recruiting board members to lead this important effort," said Town Manager Marc Orlando. "This is an opportunity for community members to use their talents in a way that will significantly contribute to our Island’s future and the preservation of what makes it so unique. We are looking for qualified Board members with dynamic experience, expertise, and knowledge to guide the work of this corporation."

"As Town Council members, we are excited to see this corporation serve these Island communities and help preserve the significant cultural heritage that each one of them represents. These board members will have some high-level responsibilities in making sure this corporation achieves its goals. Once they are carried out, I am confident these efforts will be beneficial in uplifting and sustaining our Gullah Geechee communities," said Hilton Head Island Mayor Alan Perry.

The board will consist of a maximum of nine voting directors and will be structured as follows:

Board members will be responsible for:

Individuals interested in serving on the board may apply online through the Town's website at or in person at Town Hall,1 Town Center Court, Hilton Head Island. 

For more information on the board, please contact Krista Wiedmeyer, Town Clerk, at or 843-341-4701.

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Carolyn Grant, Communications Director