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News Release

Town of Hilton Head Island Invites Citizens to Share Ideas on Preserving Gullah-Geechee Culture and Communities

Release Date: January 25, 2019

Contact Information:
Carolyn Grant email icon , Communications Director, 843-341-4618

How to protect Hilton Head Island's Gullah Geechee culture will be the topic of discussion at a community input meeting, hosted by the Town of Hilton Head Island at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, at the Hilton Head Public Service District, 21 Oak Park Drive.

Local residents, especially those with ties to Gullah Geechee communities, are invited to share their thoughts on preserving the culture. Victoria Smalls, a consultant with The Walker Collaborative, will lead the discussion on concepts for protecting Gullah communities and ways of life.

Gullah Geechee culture preservation is a priority for the Town Council of Hilton Head Island. This is the third community input meeting the Town has hosted with consultants from The Walker Collaborative, a firm hired last fall to spearhead the Town’s Gullah Geechee Culture Preservation Project. Consultants will use information gathered at the meetings to create sustainable solutions for preserving the Gullah Geechee culture. They plan to present recommendations in February.

For more information, contact Jayme Lopko, Senior Planner for the Town of Hilton Head Island, at 843-341-4695 or jaymel@hiltonheadislandsc.gov.