Huntsville-Madison County Chapter of Blacks In Government
We are the second largest chapter in Region IV and rank as a top chapter nationwide...National BIG data
We are designated as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization which falls under the 501(c)(3) category.Internal Revenue Service
Approximately 50% of our members are Life Members...Someone famous Source Title
We are in "Region IV" of an eleven region area of the national organization of BIG
We are located in Huntsville Alabama and cover a population base of over 500,000 people
The Huntsville-Madison County Chapter of BIG was officially charted by national BIG in February 1990. Charter members of the chapter consisted of employees from the U.S. Army Missile Command (currently the Aviation and Missile Lifecycle Management Command), U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command (now Space and Missile Defense Command), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). Following the chartering of the chapter, letters were sent to these local federal agencies for formal recognition as an organization providing assistance and support to EEO programs that furthered employment and advancement opportunities for Black employees. The chapter received recognition letters from these agencies. In its recognition letter in June 1990, the Commanding General of the Army Missile Command granted permission to the chapter to use available conference room space to conduct BIG activities. Currently the chapter is comprised of federal employees in the local area from Department of the Army and Department of Defense installations, Marshall Space Flight Center, and the U.S. Postal Service. The chapter has increased its membership to also include Madison County government employees and private sector employees.
Region IV consists of the below circled eight states