Creating A Safer Upstate

    Creating a safer and more united Upstate

    Purpose

    To create a safer and more united Upstate Region where all law enforcement stakeholders work collaboratively with community leaders to foster a culture that respects and values the lives of officers and all residents.

    Strategy

    Leverage the collaboration and cooperation of the Ten at the Top Upstate Counties to establish a Safer Upstate Steering Committee to represent, support and communicate local efforts to improve relationships between law enforcement and community residents across the region.

    Goals & Recommendations

    The Safer Upstate Steering Committee will focus on the following goals:

    1. Engage law enforcement officials, community leaders and residents to work together to build healthy working relationships that elevate mutual respect, value cultural differences, and acknowledge the roles and responsibilities that each play in creating safer Upstate Communities.
    1. Provide regular opportunities for law enforcement and community leaders to convene to proactively discuss community issues and emerging law enforcement topics while exploring approaches that can be implemented across the Upstate Region.
    1. Enhance public trust by documenting, sharing and implementing best practice approaches for developing a sustainable, healthy relationship between law enforcement officials and the greater Upstate Community.

    Click here to view the Discovery Committee Recommendations.

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    Creating a Safer Upstate Discovery Committee Members

    First Name

    Last Name

    Organization

    Position

    Katherine

    Amidon

    Synterra

    Market Leader, Environmental Planning

    Bill

    Barnet

    Barnet Development Group

    CEO

    Steve

    Brown

    Greenwood County

    Chairman

    Carol

    Burdette

    United Way of Anderson County

    President

    Paul

    Cain

    Oconee County

    Councilman

    Becky

    Callaham

    Safe Harbor

    Executive Director

    Rick

    Clark

    Pickens County

    Sheriff

    Roy

    Costner

    Pickens County

    Chairman

    Michael

    Cunningham

    AnMed Health

    Vice President for Advancement

    Rick

    Danner

    City of Greer

    Mayor

    Chandra

    Dillard

    SC House

    Representative

    Sean

    Dogan

    Urban League of the Upstate

    Interim CEO

    Stephanie

    Enders

    Ripple of One

    Executive Director

    David

    Feild

    Colliers International

    Market President

    Stinson

    Ferguson

    Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd

    Special Counsel

    Santana

    Freeman

    City of Abbeville

    Mayor

    Freddie

    Gault

    Office of Congressman William Timmons

    Outreach Director

    LaTorrie

    Geer

    Community Works

    Chief Operating Officer

    Danielle

    Gibbs

    Senator Scott Office

    Upstate Director

    Charlie

    Hall

    Upstate Warrior Solution

    Executive Director

    Matt

    Hamby

    City of Greer

    Police Chief

    Michael

    Hildebrand

    Upstate Mobility Alliance

    Director of Inclusion & Diversity

    Dan

    Holland

    Oconee County

    Cultural Diversity Director

    Todd

    Horne

    Clayton Construction

    Vice President

    Missy

    House

    City of Inman

    City Administrator

    Tammie

    Hoy Hawkins

    Community Works

    CEO

    Dean

    Hybl

    Ten at the Top

    Executive Director

    Scott

    Junkins

    Harris Flooring America

    Owner

    Kimbrelly

    Kegler

    Michelin

    Future Product Portfolio Leader

    Dennis

    Kelly

    Greenwood County

    Sheriff

    Mitch

    Kennedy

    City of Spartanburg

    Assistant City Manager

    Butch

    Kirven

    Greenville County

    Chairman

    Sonny

    Ledda

    City of Clinton

    Police Chief

    Jil

    Littlejohn

    Hubbell Incorporated

    Director of Inclusion & Diversity

    Erwin

    Maddrey

    Maddrey & Associates

    CEO

    David

    McCuen

    City of Anderson

    City Manager

    Keith

    McDaniel

    Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church

    Pastor

    Adela

    Mendoza

    Hispanic Alliance

    Executive Director

    Stacey

    Mills

    USC-Upstate

    University Center Executive Director

    Amanda

    Munyan

    Laurens County Chamber

    President

    Floyd

    Nicholson

    SC Senate

    Senator

    Carlos

    Phillips

    Greenville Chamber

    CEO

    Andrena

    Powell-Baker

    Lockhart Power

    Senior Manager

    Tricia

    Ravenhorst

    SC Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    General Counsel

    Terence

    Roberts

    City of Anderson

    Mayor

    Jim

    Shew

    Marsh & McLennan

    Vice President

    George

    Shira

    Milliken

    Vice President of Human Resources

    Paige

    Stephenson

    United Way of the Piedmont

    President

    Jim

    Stewart

    City of Anderson

    Police Chief

    Harold

    Thompson

    City of Union

    Mayor

    Alonzo

    Thompson

    City of Spartanburg

    Police Chief

    Theresa

    Thompson

    Upstate Warrior Solution

    Deputy Director

    Wendy

    Walden

    Greenville Tech

    Associate Vice President

    Greg

    Whitaker

    Clemson University

    Deputy Campus Police Chief