Making An Impact In The Lowcountry

Greater Island Council 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 – each with a specific area of concern – explore issues of importance to the community and take steps to encourage sound policies and constructive actions. The committees invest time and resources and stimulate broader community awareness, often consulting with appropriate public and private officials to secure their input and enlist their support.

Membership on a committee is an excellent way to get involved and make a real contribution to the quality of life in our community. Whether or not you are a member of GIC, there are openings on committees which may fit your interests.  Some of the committees are new or reviewing their Mission, Goals & Strategies. Committee information will be updated here as the committees move forward.

Greater Island Council Committees Include:


Keeps the membership informed about The Greater Island Council's efforts in support of the community and provides a vehicle to inform the community about the GIC.


Assists the Town and Beaufort County with the education of residents and visitors to the Greater HHI area on the benefits and opportunities to make our area more sustainable.

Vision Steering Committee

Provides a knowledge base and resources to other GIC committees to ensure their success. It may delegate tasks or establish VSC sub-committees to advance committees' and GIC's objectives.


Provides an open forum, discusses issues, identifies priorities, urges constructive outcomes and fosters broader community understanding and engagement with regard to education and workforce.

Government Policy

Establishes a set of priorities within our community sectors to fill in gaps in availability and economic access. Identifies sound government and tax policies that can best serve the long-term interests of our region.


Establishes a set of priorities within our community’s health and healthcare sectors to fill in gaps in availability and economic access. We are collaborating with the many components of medical care in the community.


Administers the process by which the GIC obtains new members. The process includes identification, recruitment, development and nomination of prospective new members by current members.


Seeks to help carve out a unique position for the Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort, Port Royal and Hardeeville areas, where community action can improve the quality of life.

Parks & Recreation

Committed to making Hilton Head Island a destination for people to enjoy world class parks and recreation facilities, programming and events. We act as an advocate for the community with area leaders.