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Gullah Geechee Commission accepts applications for commissioners

  • Wednesday, March 20, 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 approved by the Gullah Geechee Commission in making new appointments for primary and alternate commissioners.

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 North Carolina – one, Georgia – two and Florida – two.

Applicants must provide a short biography or resume highlight the skills and abilities listed below:

• 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, fundraising 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, extention 12. For more information, visit www.gullahgeecheecorridor.org.

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