• Join The Party!

    Committee Meetings

    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.


  • Meet The Committee

    Executive Committee Officers

    Chair - James "Jay" Jones
    First Vice-Chair - Patrick Kelsey (2nd District)
    Second Vice-Chair - Tomeca McPherson (2nd District)

    Secretary - Gabrielle Nelson (8th District)

    Treasurer - Orlando Scott (7th District)

    District Captains

    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

    Committees & Special Interests

    Budget And Finance - TBD
    Charter And By Laws - TBD
    Communication - TBD
    County Affairs - TBD
    Education - TBD
    Facilities - TBD
    Membership - TBD
    Strategic Planning - TBD

    Task Forces

    Get Out The Vote - TBD
    Election Integrity - TBD

    African American - TBD
    Environment - TBD
    Senior - TBD
    Veterans - TBD
    Women - TBD
    Youth Outreach - TBD

    Georgia State Delegates

    Claudia Collier

    John Haden

    James "Jay" Jones
    Marilyn Michaels

    Vicki Weeks

    Aaron "Adot" Whitely

  • Elected Committee Members

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