Sullivan’s Island, SC Feb. 23, 2013 – The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission elected its first At-large Executive Committee member at its meeting in Savannah, GA, on February 8, 2013. Commissioner Eulis A. Willis, Mayor of Navassa, NC, will serve for a two-year term. He served as Vice Chairman from 2007 to 2012.
“The at-large position was created to allow representation on the Executive Committee from each of the four states within the Gullah Geechee Corridor,” said Ronad Daise, Commission Chairman. “Last year’s election of officers resulted, for the first time, in having one officer from South Carolina, two from Georgia, and one from Florida. In future elections, at-large positions will be made available for representation of each state in which the chair, vice chair, treasurer, or secretary has not been elected.” At-large executive committee members are voting members.
The Corridor’s management plan was delivered to the NPS Washington, DC support office on February 4. Upon approval, it will be forwarded to the Secretary of the Interior. Once there, the projected time for final review and approval is at least 120 days.
“The Commission is fine-tuning procedures for the implementation of potential programs, projects, and partnerships,” Daise said. Applications for Partnerships and Partner Sites are available online at www.gullahgeecheecorridor.org and in the appendices of management plan documents at public libraries within the Corridor. Upon notification of the plan’s final approval, an announcement will be made about when applications may be received.”
The Commission’s next quarterly meeting will be in Conway, SC, on May 17, 2013.