Georgia Council of the Blind

GCB board - taken at the 2018 Convention Conference

Our Mission

The Georgia Council of the Blind is a non-profit consumer organization affiliated with the American Council of the Blind. We strive to elevate the social, economic, and cultural levels of the blind. For over 61 years, GCB has been working toward providing a forum for views of the blind, improving education and rehabilitation, and broadening vocational opportunities for the visually impaired. Peer support is an important part of GCB as it encourages and assists the blind in developing their abilities and potential to become independent and responsible citizens in their communities. Peer support is especially helpful for the newly blind who may be confused or bitter. GCB works hard to educate the public about the problems of blindness and the needs and capabilities of the blind. Cooperation with the public and private institutions and agencies for the blind is encouraged. G C B holds a convention each year at different locations throughout the state. This event offers timely and informative resources and tools.

GCB Officers 2018 - 2020

President - Alice Ritchhart

1st Vice - Phil Jones

2nd Vice - Jamaica Miller

Secretary - Betsy Grenevitch

Treasurer - Marsha Farrow

Member At Large - Valerie Hester

President Emeritus - Keith Morris

GCB Chaplain - Fred McDade

GCB Digest Editor - Amanda Wilson

GCB Webmaster - Steve Longmire