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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.

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Knox White, Mayor

Term: 11/11-11/15
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), river front development and a bike and walking trail system 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 has gone 15 years without a property tax increase, maintains a high 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 School of Law. 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.

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Amy Ryberg Doyle

District 1 Representative
Term: 11/11-11/15
PO Box 2207
Greenville, SC 29602
Home - (864) 232-7179
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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 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 member. While in New York, she served as a mentor to young girls through the "I Have a Dream" Foundation and she taught English as a second language. She currently serves as a Sunday School Teacher at St. Mary's Catholic Church, is on the Board of Directors for The Children's Museum of Greenville and is a Member of the Board of Directors for the Peace Center and the Appalachian Council of Governments. She is a member of Junior League of Greenville where she delivers Meals on Wheels weekly. 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. If you would like to receive her monthly e-news, email ADoyle@greenvillesc.gov. Or follow @AmyRybergDoyle.

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Lillian Brock Flemming

Vice Mayor Pro Tem, District 2 Representative
Term: 11/13-11/17
398 Oscar Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Work - 864-355-3976
Home - 864-241-8677
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Lillian Brock Flemming is a graduate of Furman University, receiving both bachelor's and master's degrees. 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, and Past President of the Greenville County Education Association. Lillian has served on the Board of Directors of SC Technology & Aviation Center since 1988 and currently 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.

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Jil Littlejohn

District 3 Representative
Term: 11/11-11/15
26 Blair Street
Greenville, SC 29607
Home - (864) 283-0455
Mobile - (864) 881-1545
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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 served as the Executive Director/CEO for the YWCA of Greenville for nearly 4 years. 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 has been recognized by 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, 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.

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David Sudduth

Mayor Pro Tem, District 4 Representative
Term: 11/13-11/17
26 McPherson Lane
Greenville, SC 29605
Home - (864) 233-4540
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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 (HFMA).

David was elected to Greenville City Council in 2005 and serves as the Mayor Pro Tem.

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 Baptist Church.

He is married to Kathy Davis Sudduth. They have 3 children – Emily, Haley and John.

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Susan Reynolds

At-Large Representative
Term: 11/11-11/15
29 Oakview Drive
Greenville, SC 29605
Home - (864) 232-9298
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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.

Ms. Reynolds has served on the Board of Directors for the Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau, the YWCA, The Warehouse Theater, and Clement's Kindness. She has also 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.

Ms. Reynolds owned the Alley Cat Women's Shop from 1988 to 2006 and was the 2003 recipient of the Leukemia Foundation “Woman of the Year.” Ms. Reynolds was involved in the conception and establishment of the Saturday Market in downtown Greenville. Ms. Reynolds has served as a member of City Council since November 2007.

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Gaye G. Sprague

At-Large Representative
Term: 11/13-11/17
10 Grey Street
Greenville, SC 29605
Home: 864-277-6716
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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.

Contact

Knox White
Mayor

Amy Ryberg Doyle
District 1 Representative

Lillian Brock Flemming
Vice Mayor Pro Tem,
District 2 Representative

Jil Littlejohn
District 3 Representative

David Sudduth
Mayor Pro Tem,
District 4 Representative

Susan Reynolds
At-Large Representative

Gaye G. Sprague
At-Large Representative

City Council
Legislative Process

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Greenville City Hall
206 S. Main Street
10th Floor
Greenville, SC 29601
Telephone: 864-467-4431
Facsimile: 864-467-5725

Camilla G. Pitman, PLS
City Clerk