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About Liz

Business-Minded, Community Focused

Liz has lived in Greenville since 1999. Her nonprofit career has included leadership roles with the American Red Cross, Hands on Greenville and Meals on Wheels. She currently serves as Chief of Staff and Liaison to the Board of Trustees at Furman University.


Liz is the immediate past Chair of the Community Foundation of Greenville, and serves on the Executive Committee of both the Upstate South Carolina Alliance (Vice Chair) and VisitGreenvilleSC. Liz is an active member of the Greenville Professional Women’s Forum and Greenville Women Giving and is a Sustaining Advisor with the Junior League of Greenville. 


Liz has represented District 24 on County Council since 2008. Liz was recently elected Vice Chair of Council and she also chairs the Roads, Infrastructure and Public Works Committee and is Vice Chair of the Finance Committee. 

A Legacy of Making District 24 Proud

Liz was first elected in 2008 to represent Greenville County Council District 24. There is a reason she continues to be re-elected time and again to serve.

During her tenure, Liz has played a major role in many of Greenville County’s most notable accomplishments.

In 2019, County Council passed the 2020-2021 biennium budget with a focus on public safety, increased funding for Greenlink and affordable housing, without an increase in local sales tax.

In 2019, Greenville County announced capital investment of $401.8 million and 2,178 new high-paying jobs. 

The Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail, used by more than 500,000 people each year, has had a $6.7 million economic impact in the community.

In 2019, Greenville County Recreation sports tourism exceeded $23 million with 81 tournaments and 43 races and events.

In 2019, Greenville County Animal Care officially became a no-kill shelter. 

 

After a year of presentations and public meetings, County Council adopted the “Plan Greenville County” comprehensive plan (see the entire report here).

Liz voted in favor of the 2024 – 2025 biennium budget which supports public safety, fiscal responsibility, and economic development.


Liz championed efforts to livestream all council meetings and add electronic voting for roll-call votes. Liz also supported the creation of the Communications and Governmental Affairs Committee to improve partnerships between the county and municipalities as well as provide a stronger voice for citizens.


Liz voted in favor of the County’s new Affordable Housing policy which helps drive public-private partnerships in order to alleviate the county’s workforce housing shortage.


Liz voted in favor of the creation of the Historic and Natural Resources Trust which has invested more than $2M 14 projects, protecting more than 1,500 acres in Greenville County.


Liz voted in favor of the University Ridge development master plan. Once completed, the project will generate a $1.1B impact to our local economy and will create at least 5,000 jobs and more than 7,000 construction jobs.


Liz voted in favor of a resolution directing county staff to collect important data regarding the roads and bridges throughout the county. You can see their report here.
 

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