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


Tony Thomas
Community Engagement Coordinator


Carolyn Smith
Project Coordinator

Lekesa Whitner
Supportive Services Manager

Carmeisha White
Executive Administrator

Advisory Team

  • Barnet Development

  • Butterfly Foundation

  • BVI Development

  • Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union

  • City of Spartanburg

  • City of Spartanburg (City Council)

  • Community

  • CommunityWorks, Inc

  • Converse College

  • First AM Church

  • Green Street

  • Homes of Hope

  • Hub City Farmer's Market

  • Integral Solutions

  • J. W. Woodward Funeral Home

  • Mary Black Foundation

  • NAACP, Spartanburg Branch

  • Northside Development Group

  • Piedmont Community Actions, Inc

  • Piedmont Interstate Fair

  • PowerHouse

  • ReGenesis Health Care

  • South Carolina Community Loan Fund

  • Spartanburg Community College

  • Spartanburg County

  • Spartanburg County Community Development

  • Spartanburg County Foundation

  • Spartanburg County Public Libraries

  • Spartanburg Housing Authority

  • Spartanburg Methodist College

  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

  • Spartanburg School District 7

  • Spartanburg Water System

  • St Paul Missionary Baptist Church

  • The Arts Partnership

  • The Bridge

  • United Way of the Piedmont

  • USC Upstate

  • Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)

  • Wofford College

  • Workforce Investment Board

  • YMCA