Welcome To BIG Greater San Diego Chapter

Blacks In Government® (BIG) was established in 1975 and incorporated in 1976 by a small group of African Americans at the Public Health Services which is a part of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in the Parklawn building in Rockville, Maryland. The organization was viewed as essential to the Black civil service employee, based on a wide assortment of racially motivated problems faced by the HEW Black employees in Rockville. Initially, it was thought that the umbrella organization would address only the problems at the Federal level. However, it was soon determined that State, County, and Municipal Black employees were faced with the same general of employment problems.

Nonetheless, Blacks In Government was organized in 1975 and incorporated as a non-profit organization under the District of Columbia jurisdiction in 1976. BIG has been a national response to the need for African Americans in public service to organize around issues of mutual concern and use their collective strength to confront workplace and community issues. BIG's goals are to promote EQUITY in all aspects of American life, EXCELLENCE in public service, and OPPORTUNITY for all Americans.

The Greater San Diego Chapter is centrally located in San Diego to support the promotion of equality and creating opportunities in the lives of San Diego residents.

Dinah Goodspeed

President, Blacks in Government (BIG), San Diego Chapter

DinahDinah joined Blacks in Government in 2000. She has hosted BIG Regional Conferences and meetings, serves as BIG National Delegate and has participated on several positions to include BIG Regional and National elections committee, the nominations committee, and the National Resolutions Committee. She has served in many capacities in BIG in initiatives and programs; as chair and member to improve communities and education in San Diego. She became the Greater San Diego Chapter President in April 2010.



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Letter From BIG National President

Dear BIG Members and Constituents:

I welcome each of you to learn more about BIG and encourage you to join us in our quest to improve the quality of life for all Americans because of the numerous devoted civil servants who commit their lives each day to the causes of safety, security, housing, health care, science, transportation, agriculture, energy conservation and education, just to name a few.

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