Serving The Lowcountry & Beyond

Preserving & Improving The Quality Of Life In The Area

Greater Island Council (GIC) is an association of citizen advocates who collaborate with our regional partners to improve the quality of life in our community. It was organized and chartered as the Greater Island Committee in 1989 as a non-profit, non-partisan South Carolina corporation by a small group of community leaders. The objective was to provide a means by which interested citizens could stay abreast of ongoing and emerging issues affecting the resident within the region.

NEW! FOOD INSECURITY TASK FORCE

A new GIC Task Force has been initiated to investigate the issue of food insecurity in our region and report back to the GIC membership on their findings, and recommendations for any GIC advocacy on this subject.

 

To see more information about this task force, click below:

Food Insecurity Task Force

PROJECT ISOLATE SAFE

Read about Project Isolate Safe, a partnership between Volunteers in Medicine, the Deep Well and the Greater Island Council of Hilton Head and Bluffton’s Medical Committee in the January 4, 2020 issue of the Island Packet | Beaufort Gazette:

To view the article, click below:

Program offers aid to COVID patients who can’t isolate

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EARLY READING GUIDE now available

The Education committee has completed a new guide: Collaborate from Birth to Eight for Early Grade Reading.  Click below to see a copy of the guide.

EARLY READING GUIDE now available in a Spanish language version.

The Education committee has completed a new guide: Collaborate from Birth to Eight for Early Grade Reading.  Click below to see a copy of the guide.

EARLY READING GUIDE Featured in the Hilton Head Sun

Read the interview with Tom Henz, Chair of the GIC Education Committee in the Hilton Head Sun.  Here is the Link: GROUP’S FREE BOOKLET PROVIDES RESOURCES FOR EARLY READING

About Us

Working To Improve
The Future Of Beaufort County

The Greater Island Council of Hilton Head and Bluffton (GIC) is an independent association of active and involved citizens of Hilton Head Island, Greater Bluffton and beyond who share a common interest in preserving and improving the quality of life in the area.

We strive to exhibit these characteristics:

Collaborate

Do Good

DELIVER (Tangible Outcomes)

The GIC endeavors, through its committees, to stimulate private and public interest in community enhancement projects and programs in the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton region. Our committees partner with public and private agencies and organizations to achieve common goals.

The GIC Action Committees are the principal vehicles through which the GIC identifies key issues, focuses on potential improvements and encourages constructive changes. These committees explore issues of importance to the community, take steps to encourage sound policies and constructive actions and deliver tangible outcomes.

Enriching the lives of area residents through a desire to preserve, protect and improve the quality of life for all who call the Lowcountry their home. The GIC partners with other organizations to unite, support, and enhance our shared community beliefs.