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.
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), 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.
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 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.
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.
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. She is Professional Employment Recruiter for Greenville
County Schools, where she was formerly a high school Mathematics teacher for 23
years. Married to Reverend J.M. Flemming and a proud mother of ten marvelous young
men and women.
Elected to City Council in 1981, Lillian also served as the President of the Municipal
Association of South Carolina becoming the first City of Greenville Councilmember
to become president, 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, Board of Directors of SC Technology & Aviation
Center since 1988. She 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
and numerous other committees. She is also a member of Mountain View Baptist Church.
Lillian has received numerous awards and honors including: 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
District 3 Representative
26 Blair Street
Greenville, SC 29607
Home - (864) 283-0455
Mobile - (864) 881-1545
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.
Born and raised in inner-city Atlanta, Georgia, Jil's love
of Greenville convinced her parents and her oldest brother to make Greenville their
home as well. She currently serves as the Executive Director/CEO for the YWCA of
Greenville. 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
the Greenville Cultural Exchange Center as a 2011 Women Making History Honoree,
2011 Public Servant of the Year, Greenville Magazine Top 50 Influential People 2009,
Ebony Magazine 2009 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, Connections: Women's Leadership Program,
and the Women's Campaign School at Yale University. She served four (4) years as
a national officer for the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP). Jil
is also involved with the United Way, MLK Dream Weekend, Greenville Forward and
a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Mayor Pro Tem, District 4 Representative
26 McPherson Lane
Greenville, SC 29605
Work - (864) 282-4912
Home - (864) 233-4540
David is a graduate of Clemson University with a BS degree in Financial Management (1990-Magna Cum Laude),
and a Masters in Business Administration (1998). David has been employed with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System since 1996 and currently serves as the Administrative Director of Finance, Strategic Planning & Government Affairs. In addition, he has earned the designation of Fellow with the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).
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 served on the Greenville County Library Board from 1997-2005 and served 3 consecutive terms as Chairman. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Greenville and past President of the North Greenville Rotary Club and Leadership Greenville Alumni Board. He currently represents the City on the Commission of Public Works for the Greenville Water System. He also serves on the Board of Visitors for Clemson University, the Board of Directors for the Peace Center, University Center of Greenville, Upstate SC Alliance, St. Francis Federal Credit Union, Legislative Committee of the SC Hospital Association, Legislative Agenda Task Force of the SC Chamber of Commerce, Appalachian Council of Governments, Senior Action and the Finance Committee of Augusta Road Baptist Church.
He is married to Kathy Davis Sudduth and they have 3 children.
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.
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
has served as a member of City Council since November 2007.
Gaye G. Sprague
10 Grey Street
Greenville, SC 29605
Gaye G. Sprague is a graduate of Clemson University with Bachelor and Master of
Science degrees in Civil Engineering. Gaye is the owner and principal of Sprague
& Sprague Consulting Engineers and has worked as a civil engineer for 30 years with
experience in traffic engineering and transportation planning. 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 an active member in the American Society of Civil Engineers
and the National Society of Professional Engineers. Gaye served on the South Carolina
Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors from 2002 to
2008 and was named the 2006 Engineer of the Year for the Piedmont Chapter of the
South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers.
Gaye has served as chair of the Greenville Transit Authority Board and the Greenville
Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee. She has also served as a Cub Scout
den leader, as co-president of the Augusta Circle Elementary PTA and Hughes Middle
School PTSA, and as co-chair of the beautification committee and projects proposals
chair for Greenville High School PTSA. Gaye was named South Carolina PTSA Volunteer
of the Year in 1996. An elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Gaye is a native
of South Carolina and has resided in Greenville with her husband Joel and son Jay