Knox White

Mayor Knox White

Knox White

Mayor
City of Greenville

Day 2 : Breakfast & Mayor’s Welcome

Biography

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 and transformational projects for downtown.

Key strategic projects include: removal of the Camperdown Bridge (a four-lane highway bridge) and creation of Falls Park in the city center, the restoration of the historic Poinsett Hotel, new retail (initiated with the Mast General Store), a downtown baseball stadium (Fluor Field), riverfront development and launch of the first phase of the 20+ mile bike and walking trail system (Swamp Rabbit Trail) throughout the City, numerous 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.

Mayor White is an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He has served as a juror for the prestigious Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence and is a serves on the Advisory Board for CEOs for Cities. As a frequent speaker on the importance of thoughtful and collaborative urban planning, Mayor White shares his passion for Greenville and its successes.

Mayor White is a native of Greenville, and a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of South Carolina Law School. He is a partner in the law firm of Haynsworth, Sinkler & Boyd, where he heads the firm’s immigration and customs practices.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Flight to Greenville, SC

7:00 AM

Lunch & Orientation

Sponsored by The Acadiana Advocate

“Naive Enough to Believe We Can Do Anything:
Greenville’s Past, Present, and Future”

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Downtown Walking Tour

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Welcome Dinner

Sponsored by Jones Walker

“Taking Risks and Giving Back:
A Leadership Story”

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Breakfast

Breakfast at your leisure

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Session #4

“BMW: The Gift that Keeps on Giving”

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Free Time

Tour Zentrum, Gift Shop

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

BMW Factory Tour

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Debrief

“Driving Progress:
Accelerating Momentum on Leadership Exchange Lessons”

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Activity

“Driving Progress:
The Ultimate Driving Experience”

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Departure Flight

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Breakfast & Mayor’s Welcome

“Creating a City’s Personality”

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Session #1

“Vision, Planning, and Execution:
A 30-Year Overnight Success”

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Session #2

“Aligned and Committed:
Regional Economic Development in the Upstate”

11:00 AM - 12:30 AM

Lunch & Speaker

Sponsored by Billeaud Companies

The Site Selection Process

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Session #3

“Grow Your Own:
Greenville’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem”

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Free Time

Optional tours will be available

3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Group Dinner

Brief History of the Peace Center

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM