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 residents within the region.

Beaufort County School Bond Referendum 2023

From time to time, GIC will take a position on local ballot issues that we believe support our mission to improve the quality of life for our residents. As such, the Greater Island Council endorses the November 2023 Beaufort County School Bond Referendum for new and upgraded facilities. To read and download the entire GIC resolution, click here.

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. 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.

We strive to exhibit these characteristics:

  • Collaborate
  • Do Good
  • DELIVER (Tangible Outcomes)

GIC Action Committees

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. We encourage GIC members and non-members with expertise in our study areas to become involved in the committee process. Currently, we need community support on the following committees. Use the links below to learn more about the committees or click here to contact us.

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.