Our Team

The most ambitious redevelopment effort in Spartanburg's history will not come easy. It takes strong leadership, unprecedented partnerships and strong support from community leaders and organizations. The partnerships we have created and the leadership team we have in place brings capacity and diversity to the Northside Initiative. 


Team Members


Tammie Hoy Hawkins
Project Manager


Carolyn Smith
Project Coordinator

Lekesa Whitner
Case Manager

Carmeisha White
Administrative Assistant

Advisory Team

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Converse College
  •  Integral Solutions
  • J. W. Woodward Funeral Home
  • Spartanburg Community College
  • Spartanburg County Foundation
  • Spartanburg County Public Libraries
  • Spartanburg Methodist College
  • Spartanburg Water System
  • The Arts Partnership
  • USC Upstate
  • Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)
  • Workforce Investment Board
  • YMCA