Greater Savannah International Alliance
Purpose. The purpose of the Greater Savannah International Alliance herein referred to as “Alliance” or “GSIA” will advance Greater Savannah’s position as a global community by fostering international relationships and initiatives that benefit the region through commerce, culture, tourism and education.
Goals. The GSIA will act as a community resource and advise the Mayor and City Council, provide a forum for identifying and addressing locally relevant international opportunities, and undertake and/or participate in activities and initiatives. GSIA will focus on achieving the following goals:
a. Further Greater Savannah’s recognition worldwide as a desirable city and region for international commerce, culture, education and tourism.
b. Identify resources to assist international firms, workers, visitors and residents to feel welcome.
c. Support Greater Savannah’s international initiatives and partnerships.
The Alliance shall be an advisory body to the Mayor and Aldermen concerning international activities and opportunities affecting the City of Savannah and surrounding communities. It shall submit its findings to the Mayor and Aldermen through the city manager.
The Alliance shall consist of not more than thirteen (13) members, all of whom shall be approved by vote of the Mayor and Aldermen.
The term of office for each member of the Alliance shall be three (3) years. Alliance members shall not serve for more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms.
The members of the Greater Savannah International Alliance shall be a demographically broad representation of the community and economy in the Savannah Metropolitan Area with an interest in international issues. Priority will be given to applicants who have served on the GSIA Advisory Board. Applicants shall have one or more of the following qualifications:
a. be active in local or community affairs;
b. have background knowledge or experience related to international affairs, activities or commerce and/or the international linkages (current and potential) of the Savannah Metropolitan Area;
c. have specific skills or knowledge that would assist the work of the Greater Savannah International Alliance; or
d. have unique skills and a demonstrably strong interest in representing Savannah to international groups/individuals.
The term of office for each member of the Greater Savannah International Alliance shall be three (3) years, and no member shall serve for more than two consecutive, three (3) year terms.
Current Members Appointed by the City of Savannah:
Edwin M. Hodges
James N. Anderson
Dr. Nalanda Roy, PhD
Jose de Arimateia da Cruz
Mr. Lynn Pitts
Dr. Doris Cope
Honorary Consul General to France and Germany
For more information, please contact:
Manuel Dominguez, Office of Business Opportunity Director
P.O. Box 1027
Savannah, GA 31402