Create strategies that encourage an understanding of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability and genetic information.
Develop initiatives to increase diversity awareness within the federal government.
Provide opportunities within the university system for students to express their views and offer suggestions to encourage strong relationships among diverse student groups.
Develop and support programs and events that increase appreciation of diversity in the local community and promote a better undertanding of cultures, races, gender and individuals with disabilities.
The Savannah Interagency Diversity Council includes representatives from over ftwenty federal, state and local government agencies, as well as, local non-profit organizations, universities and private companies.
SIDC members meet monthly to plan projects to enhance appreciation of social diversity in Savannah and promote understanding and inclusion of all Savannah area residents. We believe this helps build strong individuals, families and communities.
In 2013, several Savannah-based federal employees formed the Savannah Interagency Diversity Council in order to combine their efforts to support diversity and inclusion within their agencies and in our community. We have grown steadily ever since. As the first organization of its kind, the SIDC is a model organization for other cities, counties and states.
President/Chairman: Mr. William Gettis
Secretary : Ms. Valerie Ragland
Treasurer : Ms. Erin Seals
Board Members : Dan Drake, Anne Weisel, Bobbie Torres, Terri Todd, Wayne Dawson