Join The Party!
Chatham County Democratic Committee meetings are traditionally held monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 6 p.m. (except for December the 3rd Wednesday) on the 3rd Floor of the McKelvey-Powell Building, 714 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Savannah. (corner of Gwinnett Street & Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.).
All elected members of the Chatham County Democratic Committee are expected to be in attendance. Declared members of the Democratic Party of Chatham County are welcome to attend. Also, prospective members of the Democratic Party of Chatham County are also encouraged to attend and declaration forms may be completed on-site.
We cordially invite you to join us, let your voice be heard, and become actively involved and engaged in making a positive change in our community! Contributing to your community means you can serve your fellow citizens, your neighbors, by helping to shape our local government's public policies.
The Chatham County Democratic Committee, alongside the Democratic Party of Chatham County, helps to advise County Democrats about voting wisely, updating citizens about public policy changes, responds to calls-to-action, and identifies and recruits qualified Democratically-minded candidates to run for public office.
Currently, all Committee meetings are held virtually through Zoom.
If you wish to attend, you must be on the Committee's Mailing List to receive the invitation.
2021 Meeting Schedule (Subject To Change)
January 27 – Committee General Meeting
February - District Community Meetings*
March 24 - Democratic County Leaders
April - District Community Meetings*
May 26 - General Meeting
June - District Community Meetings*
July 28 - Committee General Meeting
August - District Community Meetings*
September 21 - Committee General Meeting
October - District Community Meetings*
November 24 - Committee General Meeting
December 15 - Committee General Meeting
* Contact your District Captain for meeting information.
About the McKelvey-Powell Building
The McKelvey-Powell Building was originally constructed in 1926. The building was a hub of African-American business and social life in Savannah during the era of segregation in the first half of the twentieth century. Throughout the 1930s the McKelvey-Powell Building was a popular venue for both local music talent and nationally recognized performers. During World War II the building housed a USO center for black soldiers. Afterward, the West Broad Street YMCA operated in the building until the 1960s. It was later renovated, and dedicated in August 2003 as a community resource center under the guidance of Pastor Bennie R. Mitchell, Jr. and the Connor’s Temple Baptist Church congregation. Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and Connor’s Temple Baptist Church in 2005.
Source: On-Site Historic Marker.
Executive Committee Officers
1st District - Nick Savas
2nd District - Samanthis Smalls
3rd District - Takisha Gates
4th District - Marilyn Michaels
5th District - Carl Murray
6th District - Aaron "Adot" Whitely
7th District - Orlando Scott
8th District - Julius Hall
State - Honorable Derrick Mallow
County - Honorable Aaron 'Adot" Whitely
Savannah - Honorable Alicia Miller-Blakely
Pooler - Honorable Thomas Hutcherson
Garden City - Honorable Richard Lassiter
Port Wentworth - Honorable Thomas Barbee
Thunderbolt - TBD
Tybee Island - TBD
Bloomingdale - TBD
Unincorporated - TBD
DPG/DNC - James "Jay" Jones
Neighborhood - TBD
Budget And Finance - TBD
Charter And By Laws - TBD
Communication - TBD
County Affairs - TBD
Education - TBD
Facilities - TBD
Membership - TBD
Strategic Planning - TBD
Get Out The Vote - TBD
Election Integrity - TBD
African American - TBD
Environment - TBD
Senior - TBD
Veterans - TBD
Women - TBD
Youth Outreach - TBD
James "Jay" Jones
Aaron "Adot" Whitely
Elected Committee Members