Mayor Knox White

About the Mayor

A native of Greenville, and a graduate of Christ Church Episcopal School, Greenville High School, 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 is married to Marsha P. White and they have two children.

Mayor's Leadership

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.

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's Corner

If you ask Mayor White what makes Greenville so unique, he’ll tell you that it’s in large part due to good planning and even greater partnerships. Learn more about how the City sets the bar high, takes risks and constantly seeks ways to increase the quality of life for its citizens and enhance its visitors’ experience.

Key Strategic Projects

  • Construction of new retail including the Mast General Store
  • Construction of the downtown Fluor Field baseball stadium
  • Initiation of a bike and walking trail system (Swamp Rabbit Trail) throughout the City
  • Model infrastructure for Clemson ICAR
  • Public art initiatives along Main Street
  • Record annexations
  • Removal of the Camperdown Bridge and creation of Falls Park
  • Restoration of Poinsett Hotel and Court Street
  • Riverfront development

Neighborhood Initiatives

  • Attractive new housing in the City’s special emphasis neighborhoods
  • Enhanced beautification efforts
  • Master plans for commercial corridors
  • Reinvestment in neighborhood parks
  • Sidewalk construction
  • Support for neighborhood associations
  • Traffic calming