The San Antonio Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG) is sponsoring three (3) scholarships to three (3) deserving High School Seniors within the San Antonio area! The application must be post marked by May 27, 2023. Late applications will NOT be accepted. We will be awarding three (3) $1,000.00 scholarships. Please see attached application.
Questions, please to contact the Scholarship Chair, Alicia Butler at 410.980.1204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIG in Action at Taste of New Orleans
The San Antonio Chapter held its CY2023 Installation of Officers as the Chapter resumed in-person meetings, 14 Jan 2023.
President, Dr Eustace Lewis (r.) performed the oath to (from left ) Rev Thomas Scott, 1st Vice President, Mr. Tommy Davis, Treasurer, and Myra Evans-Manyweather, Executive Vice President. During the meeting Dr Lewis challenged the members to "Move Forward Together" as he laid out his motto for the CY2023 team. Congratulations to the new and returning officers.
Greetings esteemed women of Blacks In Government (BIG),
The women of BIG have been provided 25 complimentary tickets for the 1-day Corporate Counsel Women Of Color Entrepreneur Conference on Monday, September 25, 2023. It will take place at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland (near Washington, DC). Please hurry before tickets run out!
Kindly register by May 1, 2023.
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It is an honor to serve the San Antonio Chapter (SAC) of Blacks in Government (BIG) as its President. In this capacity, the stakes are set to enhance and elevate SAC to a higher level in order to experience the BIG mission and be aligned to the BIG goals and objectives both regionally and nationally. With BIG’ s foundational strength, this Chapter will become a beacon of light for other chapters to follow. The leadership experiences brought to the table stemmed from over two decades of Active Duty service to the Nation. Service ranged from serving as an Army Medic to becoming a Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Surgeon General and Commanding General on Orizational Medical Preparedness. It is a calling to “serve” others and that calling is humbly accepted.
Shirley Jones is a Senior Executive Service (SES) Member at the U. S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). As the first African American female in the agency’s history to be appointed to the position of Managing Associate General Counsel, within GAO’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) she has management and leadership responsibility for three of the office’s legal teams focused on budget and appropriations law and congressional oversight. Ms. Jones is also a certified leadership and diversity and inclusion trainer on GAO’s adjunct faculty. For over 20 years she also taught accounting and tax law classes part time at the law school and undergraduate level. Within the national organization of Blacks In Government (BIG), Ms. Jones assumed the position of BIG National President on January 1, 2021, after having served as National Executive Vice President for three years, and previously as Region XI Council President, National Legal Review Committee Chair, and GAO-USACE Chapter President, amongst several other positions. Believing strongly in BIG’s mission of advocating for equal employment opportunity and a level playing field, Ms. Jones considers herself both an employee advocate and a career development trainer. Read more
The San Antonio (Alamo City) Chapter of Blacks In Government was formed in 1980. We are part of Region VI Council which has Chapters located in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. San Antonio Chapter of Blacks In Government seeks to engage and advocate on behalf of city, county, state, federal and military African American Government workers.
The San Antonio Chapter is committed to promoting excellence in government through equity of opportunity. The broad organizational goals and objectives include advocating for diversity, developing and promoting programs, which will enhance ethnic pride, educational opportunities, and providing a non-partisan platform on major issues of local, regional, and national significance. San Antonio Chapter is strategically located within Southwest Texas corridor and cultivates a desire to succeed, stimulate personal development and professionalism, and continuously focuses on achievement of equality through opportunity.
San Antonio Chapter Meets the second Saturday of every Month
at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
963 SW 40th St.
San ANTONIO TX 78237
NOTE: Currently due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, the Chapter meets virtually by teleconferencing on the second Saturday monthly at 10 am CST.
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Blacks in government is mandated to promote Equity, excellence and opportunity through employee advocacy, professional development and empowerment of African-Americans and others dedicated to Justice and Equity at all levels of government.
To be an advocate of equal opportunity and professional development dedicated to justice for black government employees at the municipal, state and federal levels and all U.S. citizens.
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