Categories: Alumni, Speakers
March 11, 2020 4 p.m.End:
March 11, 2020 5 p.m.Location: Architecture Building, Room 100
Mayor White has served as mayor since December 1995, and on the City Council since 1983. White is native of Greenville and a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of South Carolina Law School. He is also a partner in the law firm of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd. There he leads the firm’s immigration and customs practice for businesses and corporations.
During his tenure as mayor, Greenville has earned national acclaim for its livability and the pro-business environment through his efforts in neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and transformational projects for the downtown. What makes the city of Greenville so unique? Mayor White would tell you it’s in large part due to proper planning and great partnerships.
Key projects that made a difference to the city during his leadership include the creation of Falls Park and Liberty Bridge and the removal of the Camperdown Bridge. The development along the Reedy River, construction of a baseball stadium downtown, the development of the Swamp Rabbit Trail, and the public art installation, and record annexations. Equally, benefiting the city’s rebirth include the investments in neighborhoods with initiatives such as sidewalk expansion and street resurfacing programs, reinvestment in neighborhood parks, traffic calming, master plans for commercial corridors, and an affordable housing strategy.
Source: City of Greenville, SC