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     Dr. Doris P. Sartor

Honorable Dr. Doris Sartor


ABS_Logo_Updated_ColorPlease watch our informative interview with the National President of Blacks In Government (BIG) the Honorable Dr. Doris Sartor. She discusses the BIG organization as well as hearing first hand testimonies from conference attendees at the BIG 2017 National Training Institute Atlantic City, NJ.


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National Blacks In Government President Opening Session Luncheon Speaker for Mississippi Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (MBC-LEO) and the National Policy Alliance Conference

National President, Honorable Dr. Doris Sartor, was the Luncheon Keynote Speaker at MBC-LEO and National Policy Alliance Conference on July 22, 2017 in Biloxi, Ms.  In attendance were other BIG officers including the National Secretary, Ms. Sandra Glenn; National Corporate Sponsorship Chair, Ms. Mazella Thomas; Region IV Council President, Mr. Ira Thompson; Magnolia Chapter President, Mr. Al Taylor; Port City Chapter President, Mr. Herman Thomas; and Metro Chapter President, Mr. Robert Harris. Other BIG members in attendance were Mr. Lonnie Ball, Ms. Tonya Cowart, Ms. Sandra Foxworth, Dr. Fonda Thompson, Ms. Janet Taylor, Ms. Allison Taylor, and Ms. Katie Course. Blacks In Government was well represented. 

Councilwoman Deborah Delgado and National Policy Alliance Executive Director, Mrs. Linda Haithcox Taylor orchestrated a successful conference.

 Dr. Sartor’s theme was "Leadership, Government, and BIG (Blacks In Government).” Highlights from her speech are provided below:

Thank you for inviting me here today to talk about leadership, government, and BIG.  For me, the linking of these elements has become essential to our ability as Black Americans to thrive in a world of increasing global complexity and accelerated change. Because Leadership is the act of creating outcomes that matter most and is the ability to move people toward change. So, how do we do this in our current environment of injustice, uncertainty, and denial?

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National Blacks In Government President is Graduation Speaker for Troy University Master of Public Administration (MPA) eCelebration

Every year Troy State University Master of Public Administration faculty hosts an eCelebration of Graduates in order to congratulate MPA students who have completed the requirements necessary to receive a diploma.  Family and friends are also invited to attend the event to celebrate and wish graduates well on the next stage of their professional and academic journeys. The TROY MPA 2017 eCelebration of Graduates was held live via WebEx on the afternoon of June 25th.  It included welcome remarks from MPA Program Director, Dr. Terry Anderson and featured guest speaker and National President of Blacks in Government, Inc., Dr. Doris Sartor. 

                                             Click this link to the article about the ecelebration and the video


 National Blacks In Government Support Legislation to Restore Pension Annuity Exclusion

National President, Honorable Dr. Doris Sartor and National Treasurer, Ms. Norma Samuel attended the Council of the District of Columbia Committee of the Whole Public Hearing on 12 May.  Written testimony was provided reference BIG's support of "Restoring $3000 Pension Annuity Exclusion" based on resolution passed during National Delegates Assembly. Resolution titled, "BIG Endorses Restoration of D. C. Pension Tax Benefit for $40,000 Retired Federal Workers, D.C. Government Employees, Teachers, Police, Firefighters and Veterans." Mr. Sylvester Bush, Coalition to Restore DC Pension Benefit, provided testimony to the Council.
Click the following links to view BIG's written testimony and Mr. Bush's testimony.

Mr. Matthew Fogg, National 2nd Vice President and National Legislative Chair, Ms. Ruth Benson coordinated BIG's written statement.


           Black In Government National President The Honorable Dr. Doris P. Sartor

                                 The First 120 Days in Office:  Focused. Engaged. Responsive.

As I’ve traveled to agencies and chapters throughout the country over these past four months, speaking at various events and interacting with agency and government leaders, I have been so elated and encouraged
by their recognition and respect for Blacks In Government as the single civil rights organization whose sole objective is the preservation and enhancement of Black civil servants. I am also so very honored to 
represent such a prestigious membership and serve side by side with the dedicated members of the National Executive Committee, National Board of Directors, as well as such committed, organized and focused Regional Council and Chapter Presidents; and our BIG members. 

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Celebration of Women's History Month

 Honorable Dr. Sartor's  First Mississippi Chapter of Blacks In Government Speech




Federal Spotlight: Doris Sartor

Dr. Doris Sartor serves as Course Director for the Air Force Civilian Associate Degree Program at Maxwell Air Force Base, and is national president of Blacks In Government (BIG). Here’s our Federal Spotlight interview:

MC: How long have you been in Federal Service and what is your main responsibility in your role today?

DS:35 years. My main responsibility is serving as Course Director, Air Force Civilian Associate Degree Program at the Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. The Eaker Center is standing up the Associate of Applied Science in Leadership and Management Studies for Air Force civilians. This degree program is designed to create a body of core competencies, key skills, and abilities infused with Air Force Core Values to prepare USAF civilians to be effective as they assume increased responsibilities as Air Force Leaders.

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                                                Honorable Dr. Doris P. Sartor and Honorable Darlene H. Young

Thank you for those warm sentiments and Good Evening to my BIG family, Real family, ...all of our Corporate Sponsors and Partners, the Honorable individuals on the Dais, and of course, all of our Distinguished guests.  First and foremost, I want to thank God for allowing our paths to cross today.  It is His hedge of protection, that has brought us together for such a momentous occasion. And we GIVE honor, to whom honor is due.  And, I thank each of you for joining us.I really believe that everything we do and everyone we meet are put in our path for a purpose.....for a again, thank you for your presence here tonight.  It is an honor to stand before you as the 14th National President of Blacks In Government.   For this is the day; that we have been given to transcend the ordinary.

                                       Click to read more of the Honorable Dr. Sartor's Speech

                                                      Click to view Installation Pictures


                                    Federal News Radio Interview with the Honorable Dr. Doris Sartor

Established in 1975, the Blacks in Government organization has helped African Americans in federal service reach their professional potential and to collaborate on workplace issues such as discrimination. BIG recently elected Dr. Doris Sartor as it's 14th president. She works at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in the Civilian Associate Degree program. Federal News Radio's Nicole Ogrysko spoke to Sartor on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about  the priorities she plans to focus on as BIG's president.

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                                              Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s BirthdayCelebration

On Thursday, January 12, 2017, USDA will recognize and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday with the USDA Observance and the Drum Major for Service Award Ceremony.  On this day and throughout the year, all employees are encouraged to perform volunteer service in their communities.  For all Americans, to give of their time in service is an important way to celebrate Dr. King's Legacy.
                                                       Featuring Keynote Speaker:
                                                             Dr. Doris P. Sartor
                                                             National President
                                                     Blacks In Government (BIG)
                                                           Click to review Pictures
                                                                Click for Video