The Economic Opportunity Authority was established in 1964 by a Joint Resolution of the Mayor and Aldermen, Chatham County Commissioners, and the Board of Education. The purpose of the commission is to mobilize and utilize all the public and private resources of Savannah and Chatham County which provide services, assistance, and other activities in sufficient scope, variety and size to give promise of progress towards the elimination of poverty through developing employment opportunities, improving human performance, motivation, and productivity, and bettering the conditions under which people live, learn and work in the Savannah/Chatham area. It seeks to reduce conditions that cause poverty by working directly with poverty-level individuals throughout Chatham County.
Twenty-five (25) members, with eight (8) seat public sector participation, four (4) appointed by City Council and four appointed by the County.
Five-year (5) terms
Current Members Appointed by the City of Savannah:
1. Gloria Brown
2. Kim Jackson-Allen
3. Gertrude Jennings
4. Dr. Tamika M. Wright
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Tom McBeth, Executive Director
P.O. Box 1353
Savannah, GA 31402
(912) 238-2960 ext. 102
Rebecca Benitez-Figueroa, Administrative Assistant/Board Assistant
(912) 238-2960 ex. 151