Follow Rotary

March 10, 2020-Mayor Knox White–State of the City Address

Knox White has served as Mayor of Greenville, South Carolina 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 innovative public-private partnerships and projects for downtown Greenville.

Key strategic projects include: removal of the Camperdown Highway Bridge and creation of iconic Falls Park, recruitment of new retail, a downtown minor league 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.

Neighborhood initiatives include enhanced beautification efforts, traffic calming, support for neighborhood associations, reinvestment in neighborhood parks, master plans for commercial corridors, and the creation of an Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

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.

In 2018, Mayor White was profiled in Time Magazine as one of “31 People Who Are Changing the South.” Unity Park, a transformational plan to develop a 60 acre park in a partially abandoned and once segregated part of the city, has earned national acclaim.

A native of Greenville, and a graduate of 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 and his wife Marsha have two children.