After 19 years as the city of Greenville’s community development administrator, where she championed affordable housing and helped improve the quality of life for some of Greenville’s most vulnerable residents, Ginny Stroud is leaving her post with the city.
Stroud said she’s accepted a job at United Bank, where she will work as a community reinvestment officer.
“I’m humbled and really proud of the things that we’ve done over the last 19 years in neighborhood revitalization, neighborhood improvement and affordable housing development and excited about what lies ahead with United Bank,” Stroud said.
Under the federal Community Reinvestment Act, United Bank and other financial institutions are required to make investments in the communities in which they do business, including low- to moderate-income neighborhoods.
Stroud, who will remain in Greenville, said she’ll be working with a team of staffers in United Bank’s community reinvestment division.
While at the city, Stroud helped add more than 2,200 affordable and workforce housing units through public-private partnerships, leveraging $250 million in local, state and federal funding.
She also initiated the development of the city’s affordable housing strategic plan, which led to the creation of the Greenville Housing Fund, and administrated approximately $1.8 million in CDBG, HOME and HOPWA funding each year to improve the quality of life in Greenville’s 12 Special Emphasis Neighborhoods, which includes Southernside, Nicholtown, Sterling and the Greenline-Spartanburg communities.
“All of these achievements could not have been possible without the wonderful collaborative spirit of the economic and community development team, city departments, City Council, neighborhood residents and community partners,” Stroud said.
She added: “It has been my honor to serve the citizens of Greenville.”