Who: The Federal Executive Association of the Greater Charleston Area and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
What: Informational exhibitions by various federal agencies to educate the public about the many ways the federal government serves the community and makes life better for Lowcountry citizens. Approximately 25 federal agencies and military organizations will have displays highlighting their missions, programs and initiatives, as well as have employees present to interact with and answer questions about their organization. Some of the displays will include a drone, law enforcement dogs, survey boats, explosive ordnance robot, fire suit, transport vehicles, new stamps and much more.
When: Thursday, May 7, from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., with kickoff ceremony at 10 a.m.
Where: Fort Sumter National Monument at Liberty Square, Concord Street, Charleston, SC
Why: This powerful public outreach opportunity will provide an excellent platform to educate the public about agency missions while promoting the organizations’ value to the public. This is the first time federal agencies in the tri-county area have come together in a joint-outreach event. The government workforce keeps us safe, cares for our citizens and veterans, protects our borders, defends our nation and repairs aging infrastructure. Together they make our community stronger and enrich our lives.
Participating Agencies: Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic, Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston, Charleston Passport Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Health Clinic, National Park Service, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Charleston, Customs and Border Protection, Joint Base Charleston, 437th Airlift Wing, 841st Transportation Battalion, Social Security Administration, USDA Vegetable Lab, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Francis Marion National Forest, U.S. Postal Service, Naval Operational Support Center, 628th Airlift Wing, Department of Homeland Security, Food and Drug Administration, and Combined Federal Campaign.
Contact: Glenn Jeffries, FEA co-chairman, 843-224-5605