city of greenville sc
The City Council consists of the mayor and six council members. The mayor and two
council members are elected at-large, while the remaining four council members are
elected from single-member districts. Together they constitute the legislative body
of the City. The city of Greenville operates under the Council-Manager form of government.
Knox White, Mayor
P.O. Box 2207
Greenville, SC 29602-2207
Work - 864-467-4590
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Knox White has served as Mayor of Greenville since December 1995. As Mayor he has
the goal of making the city of Greenville “the most beautiful and livable city in
America.” He has emphasized neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and
transformational projects for downtown.
Key strategic projects include: removal of the Camperdown Bridge and creation of
Falls Park, the restoration of the Poinsett Hotel and Court Street, new retail (Mast
General Store), a downtown baseball stadium (Fluor Field), riverfront development
and initiation of a bike and walking trail system (Swamp Rabbit Trail) throughout
the City, public art initiatives along Main Street, record annexations, and a model
infrastructure for Clemson ICAR.
Neighborhood initiatives include enhanced beautification efforts, traffic calming,
sidewalk construction, support for neighborhood associations, reinvestment in neighborhood
parks, master plans for commercial corridors, and attractive new housing in the
city’s special emphasis neighborhoods.
Under the mayor’s leadership, the City maintains a "Triple A" (AAA) bond rating
and enjoys a reputation for solving problems on an innovative and bipartisan basis.
A native of Greenville, and a graduate of Christ Church Episcopal School, Greenville
High School, Wake Forest University and the University of South Carolina Law School.
Knox White is a partner in the law firm of Haynsworth, Sinkler & Boyd, where he
heads the firm’s immigration and customs practices. He is married to Marsha P. White
and they have two children.
Amy Ryberg Doyle
District 1 Representative
PO Box 2207
Greenville, SC 29602
Home - (864) 232-7179
Amy Ryberg Doyle has served as a member of the Greenville City Council since November
2007. A graduate of Aiken High School and Boston College, she has lived in Boston,
New York City and Europe.
While in New York City, she was a member of the launch team of the ground-breaking
internet start-up ivillage.com, Inc., which went public in 1999 and was purchased
by NBC Universal in 2006. Ryberg Doyle then launched Fidelity Investments online
sites. She then successfully launched her own business, beauty e-tailer site ingredients.com,
Inc. by raising over $7mm in venture capital. The site successfully manufactured
and sold a line of bath and beauty care products.
Ryberg Doyle has been an active civic volunteer. While in New York City, she served
as a mentor to young girls through the "I Have a Dream" Foundation and she taught
English as a second language.
Since moving to Greenville, she has served on the Board of the Peace Center and
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. She is a member of St. Anthony’s of Padua
Catholic Church. She is a member of Junior League of Greenville where she delivers
Meals on Wheels. She is on the board of directors for Greenville Forward, Visit
Greenville SC (Convention and Visitors Bureau), Bike Walk Greenville and the statewide
board, Palmetto Cycling Coalition and the Public Policy Committee for the United
Way. She has coached Girls on the Run. Ryberg Doyle is married and a mother of four
children. She is passionate about building healthy communities, while focusing on
improving infrastructure to make the community more livable, walkable, bikeable
and sustainable. She is a marathon runner and a Boston marathon qualifier. If you
would like to receive her monthly e-news, email
ADoyle@greenvillesc.gov. Or follow @AmyRybergDoyle.
Lillian Brock Flemming
Vice Mayor Pro Tem, District 2 Representative
398 Oscar Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Work - 864-355-3976
Home - 864-241-8677
Lillian Brock Flemming is a graduate of Furman University, receiving both bachelor's
and master's degrees. In September 2014, Furman University awarded Councilman Flemming
with an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities. She is a Professional Employment Recruiter
for Greenville County School District where she was formerly a high school mathematics
teacher for 23 years. Lillian is married to Reverend J.M. Flemming and a proud mother
of ten marvelous young men and women.
Elected to City Council in 1981, Lillian served as the President of the Municipal
Association of South Carolina (2003-2004) becoming the first city of Greenville
Councilmember to become president. She has also served as municipal representative
to several National League of Cities Conventions, Past Trustee of Furman University
Board of Trustees, Past President of the Greenville County Education Association,
and the Board of Directors of SC Technology & Aviation Center (1988-2013). Lillian
currently serves as the City liaison to the Board of Directors for the Greenville
Transit Authority and Girl Scouts of South Carolina Board of Directors, and Chairs the Boards of Directors of Brockwood Senior Housing
and the Southernside Community Center. Brockwood is an elderly housing development
named in honor of her late mother, Lila Mae Brock.
Other service includes: Board members of Advance South Carolina and SHARE (Human
Services Agency for the Poor); Member of Southernside Neighborhoods in Action, Phillis
Wheatley Postfellows, National Education Association, Greenville Democratic Women,
Charter member of West End Lions Club, Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors,
Year of Altruism Steering Committee, and numerous other committees. She is also
a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.
Lillian has received numerous awards and honors including: 2013 Furman University
Alumni Service Award, 2008 one of the 21 Jewels of African American History by Beyond
Differences; 2008 YWCA Women of Achievement Award for Community Service; 2007 Women
Making History Award recipient of the Greenville Cultural Exchange; Furman's Baptist
Heritage Award, Greenville County's Human Relations Cooper White Humanitarian Award,
W.F. Gibson NAACP's Leadership Award, Old Ninety Six Girl Scout's Regional Woman
of Distinction Award, 2000 Bell South's Black History Calendar, Outstanding Young
Woman of America, Outstanding Secondary Educator of America, Teacher of the Year
for Southside High School, Finalist for Greenville County School's Teacher of the
Year, and many other awards and honors.
District 3 Representative
26 Blair Street
Greenville, SC 29607
Mobile - (864) 881-1545
Born and raised in inner-city Atlanta, Georgia, Jil has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Webster University and a Bachelors of Arts in Intercultural Studies for Business from Wofford College (2001) with studies at the Universidad de Sevilla in Seville, Spain. Jil is fluent in Spanish and studied Japanese. She currently serves at the first female President & CEO of the Urban League of the Upstate. She has served as a member of City Council since February 2009. She is the youngest member on council and one of two minorities.
Jil is a 2015 Graduate of Municipal Association of South Carolina's Municipal Elected Officials Institute. Jil has been recognized as a Women Making History Honoree, Greenville Magazine Top 50 Influential People, Ebony Magazine Top Young Leader under 30, Greenville Chamber of Commerce Young Professional of the Year Finalist, Greenville Link Magazine's Top 50, and Greenville's Best & Brightest Under 35.
Jil has participated in Leadership South Carolina, Diversity Leadership Academy, Leadership Greenville, Leadership Spartanburg, Leadership South Carolina, Connections: Women's Leadership Program, and the Women's Campaign School at Yale University. Jil is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and actively involved with numerous nonprofits. She is also the founder of the Talented Tenth Greenville Leadership Conference.
Mayor Pro Tem, District 4 Representative
26 McPherson Lane
Greenville, SC 29605
Home - (864) 233-4540
A graduate of Clemson University with a BS degree in Financial Management (1990-Magna
Cum Laude), and a Masters in Business Administration (1998). David is currently
employed with Greenville Health System as Executive Director of Community & Governmental
Affairs. He was previously employed by Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. He
has earned the designation of Fellow with the Healthcare Financial Management Association
David was elected to Greenville City Council in 2005 and serves as the Mayor Pro
From 1982-1986, he served in the United States Navy earning numerous awards for
professional achievement. David is a life-long resident of Greenville County and
a graduate of Leadership Greenville and Leadership South Carolina.
David previously served on the Greenville County Library Board from 1997-2005 and
served 3 consecutive terms as Chairman. He is past President of the North Greenville
Rotary Club and Leadership Greenville Alumni Board. He currently represents the
City on the Greenville Water Commission. He also serves on the Board of Visitors
for Clemson University, the Board of Trustees for the University Center of Greenville,
Upstate SC Alliance, Legislative Committee of the SC Hospital Association, Legislative
Agenda Task Force of the SC Chamber of Commerce and the Diaconate of Augusta Road
He is married to Kathy Davis Sudduth. They have 3 children – Emily, Haley and John.
29 Oakview Drive
Greenville, SC 29605
Home - (864) 232-9298
Susan Reynolds is a graduate of J.L. Mann High School and Presbyterian College.
She is the mother of two children and a member of the Fourth Presbyterian Church
where she has served as a Sunday School teacher and on the Building Committee and
the Board of Deacons.
Susan serves on the Board of Directors of the SC Technology and Aviation Center
and as the City liaison the Greenville Housing Authority. She has also served on
the Board of Directors for the Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau, the YWCA,
The Warehouse Theater, and Clement's Kindness. Susan has been involved with the
Downtown Business Association, Augusta Road Business Association, Co-chair of the
Committee to Restore Sirrine Stadium, Professional Women's Forum, South Carolina
Board of Medical Examiners, IRC Committee of the South Carolina Board of Medical
Examiners, Metropolitan Arts Council, “Bring the Arts to Life” committee, CEO Roundtable,
Greenville Chamber of Commerce, United Way Coordinator for Retail Businesses, Pediatric
Hematology/Oncology Unit at Greenville Memorial Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital,
Franciscan Forum, Class II.
Susan owned the Alley Cat Women's Shop from 1988 to 2006 and was the 2003 recipient
of the Leukemia Foundation “Woman of the Year.” She was involved in the conception
and establishment of the Saturday Market in downtown Greenville. Susan has served
as a member of City Council since November 2007.
Gaye G. Sprague
10 Grey Street
Greenville, SC 29605
Gaye Sprague is the owner and principal of Sprague & Sprague Consulting Engineers
and has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in civil engineering from Clemson
University. A strong practitioner and believer in civic leadership, Gaye served
on the South Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land
Surveyors from 2002 to 2008 and in the Greenville community has served as chair
of the Board of the Greenville Transit Authority and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Transportation Committee. Gaye is active in the Institute of Transportation Engineers
and has served in all offices in the South Carolina Section and Southern District
as well as on the International Board of Directors. She is also a member of the
American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers
(NSPE) and was named 2006 Engineer of the Year for the Piedmont Chapter of NSPE.
However, those who know Gaye well understand that the experience she shares is not
just limited to her professional abilities. Gaye’s consensus-building skills, sense
of fair play, and ability to turn ideas into accomplishments have been honed during
a lifelong commitment to not-for-profit groups that focus on education and community
welfare. Gaye has been a Cub Scout den leader, co-president of both the Augusta
Circle Elementary PTA and the Hughes Academy PTSA, and co-chair of the beautification
committee for the Greenville High School PTSA. She was named South Carolina PTSA
Volunteer of the Year in 1996. She currently serves on the boards of the Piedmont
Health Foundation and the Children’s Museum of the Upstate and is on the education
committee for Greenville Women Giving and the Greenville High School Improvement
Council. She is also an elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Elected in 2009,
Gaye is committed to helping the City of Greenville continue to thrive with a quality
of life that attracts and keeps our young people here.
A native of South Carolina and Greenville resident since 1983, Gaye is married to
Joel Sprague. Their son Jay also lives in Greenville and is married to the former
Mollie Hardaway; Jay and Mollie’s son, John Colson Sprague, was born in March 2013.