The Greater Kansas City Chapter of Blacks in Government (GKC BIG) seeks to advance the interests of Federal, State, and Local governmental employees.
Our Values We value our members, the national organization of BIG, and excellence in public service.
The Greater Kansas City Chapter of Blacks In Government, Incorporated was conceptualized January 10, 1980. The need for the organization grew out of concerns expressed at the First National Conference held on October 18-20, 1979. That conference provided a forum for discussing major problems Black Americans face today. The GKC chapter was organized in response to BIG’s national call, “Unite for Action,” an idea born out of a need to combat the forces of apathy, lethargy, and negativism that were eroding the foundation of our many hard won gains.
The chapter was formed April 10, 1980 and incorporated in December 1980. The organization started out with a small nucleus of approximately 20 individuals that were willing to work to give Blacks in Government a stronger voice in planning, developing, and executing policies and programs that affected their jobs and lives.
The year, 1980, marked the beginning of the local chapter working as one overall body with elected officers making decisions. The highlight of the year was the laying of the administrative foundation and the development of goals and objectives for the chapter.