City of Greenville
Day 2 : Breakfast & Mayor’s Welcome
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, SC7:00 AM
Lunch & Orientation
Sponsored by The Acadiana Advocate
“Naive Enough to Believe We Can Do Anything:
Greenville’s Past, Present, and Future”
Downtown Walking Tour2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Sponsored by Jones Walker
“Taking Risks and Giving Back:
A Leadership Story”
Breakfast at your leisure7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
“BMW: The Gift that Keeps on Giving”8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Tour Zentrum, Gift Shop9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
BMW Factory Tour9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Accelerating Momentum on Leadership Exchange Lessons”
Lunch12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
The Ultimate Driving Experience”
Closing4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Departure Flight6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Breakfast & Mayor’s Welcome
“Creating a City’s Personality”8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
“Vision, Planning, and Execution:
A 30-Year Overnight Success”
“Aligned and Committed:
Regional Economic Development in the Upstate”
Lunch & Speaker
Sponsored by Billeaud Companies
The Site Selection Process12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
“Grow Your Own:
Greenville’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem”
Optional tours will be available3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Brief History of the Peace Center6:30 PM - 8:30 PM