Gullah Geechee Commission Accepts Applications for Commissioners
Sullivan’s Island, SC March 12, 2013 – The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission (GGCHCC), in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) for the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, is accepting applications for the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission. The U.S. Secretary of the Interior will consider applicants that have been approved by the Gullah Geechee Commission in making new appointments for Primary and Alternate Commissioners. Applications will be received on an ongoing basis and reviewed on an as-needed basis.
Since its inception in 2007, the Gullah Geechee Commission has included experts as well as citizens who are interested in historic preservation, anthropology, folklore, or a related field. Vacancies for Alternate Commissioners currently exist in the following states and positions: North Carolina – 1, Georgia – 2, and Florida – 2.
Applicants must provide a short biography or resume that highlights the skills and abilities listed below:
- General experience working collaboratively with others in the Gullah Geechee community
- Credibility and support with the Gullah Geechee Community
- Active participation in the preservation of Gullah Geechee culture
- Knowledge about Gullah Geechee culture
- Participation in the development of products, projects, fund raising, and publications about Gullah Geechee culture
Additionally, each submission must contain the applicant’s full name, social security number, home address, home telephone number, and place of employment.
Applications will be accepted by mail, email or fax to: Michael Allen, NPS Community Partnership Specialist, 1214 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island, SC 29482; Michael_all@msn.com; 843-881-5516 X 12. For more information, visit www.gullahgeecheecorridor.org.