28 Mar Congratulations Scott Gibbs
Just weeks ago our friend and active community member Scott Gibbs retired from his work at the SC Department of Social Services. Not only through his paid job, but through this passion for his hometown Scott has been and will continue to be an active member of our community.
March 28, 2017
I write to recognize and celebrate with you, your friends, family and colleagues your retirement which brings to an end your thirty plus year career working for the people of Beaufort County and beyond with the SC Department of Social Services.
But, just as importantly, I write to thank you and to urge you on, now that you have more free time, in your selfless civic engagement as evidenced through the many successful efforts you have spearheaded and supported to make our small city a more culturally and spiritually rich community for all.
A true and dedicated Beaufortonian, “been here,” if you will, while at DSS, you served on committees to help promote high morale, such as creating the door decorating contest, the talent coordinator for the Agency’s Talent Show and several Agency Retirement Committees.
Currently as a member of the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, where you serve as the Treasurer and the director/musician of the choir you also make time to serve as the director/musician for the St. Paul Baptist Church Adult Choir.
If there is an organization in Beaufort that enhances the lives of our people, it is likely that Scott Gibbs is involved and given generously of your time: Carae’s Lowcountry Modeling of which you were President: the Fellowship Concert Choir where you serve as Business Manager/musician; the Gospel Friends of Beaufort where you serve as President; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. of which you are Life Member #8415; the South Carolina District Miss Black and Gold Pageant Coordinator; the National Miss Black and Gold Pageant Committee; The Original Gullah Festival of South Carolina, Inc., Entertainment Committee Chair; Aunt Pearlie Sue & Gullah Kinfolk as Assistant Artistic Director; The Beaufort County State Employees Association as President; the Beaufort County Youth Conference as Co-Chairperson; Project Love Cotillion as Coordinator; The Beaufort Humanities Festival Committee; The Gullah Goes to Washington Committee; The Gullah Geechee Consortium; and a Beaufort County Election Poll Manager.
Scott through your engagement in our community you have brought joy, you have brought hope and you have brought leadership to the many who were looking for a strong and meaningful leader. You have not let us down. Rather your passion for community, for healthy living and for our Lord have made you stand out as one to be admired and appreciated.
The challenge now is to in your retirement, not become old, but to charge those batteries and keep on working with the many in our community who need your inspiration and your tireless and creative leadership.
I am sincerely