Goal Area Accomplishlments
  • Downtown revitalizaton efforts in Anderson, Iva, Belton, Pendleton, West Pelzer, and Williamston.
  • Increased drive for more green space, and enhancing what is there (downtown park, Linley Park, bike path along E/W Connector, Green Pond project, Brown Road Project, Blue Ways plan, rocky River plan).
  • Increase collaboration among City & County on projects.
  • The City of Anderson, Anderson County and United Way are working to enhance neighborhoods and decrease blights (Imagine A Neighborhood). Organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Homes for Hope are building new houses.
  • Green Pond Project.
  • Increased focus on early childhood education.
  • Graduate Anderson implemented in District 5. Due to economy, graduation rates are increasing.
  • Consolidation Study: Superintendents meet regularly to look at ways to collaborate.
  • Increased interaction between schools and business community (Aligh SC has helped).
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention programs launched in School Districts 3, 4 & 5.
  • Anderson County Museum & Pendleton Historic Foundation saw record breaking numbers this past year. Many of the visitors were school groups.
  • Downtown revitalization efforts
Health and Human
  • AnMed, Free Clinic, AOP Mental Health are working in this area.
  • Eat Smart Move More Anderson County local chapter has been formed and a county-wide action plan to address obesity has been developed.
  • Senior Solutions, Hospice of the Upstate and a number of assisted living options are available
  • Teen Pregnancy Programs in School Districts 3, 4, & 5.
  • City of Anderson & Andereson County are adding new and enhancing old recreational facilities
  • 800 MHz communication system, 211 Call Center is operating.
Leisure and
  • More parks, greenways and waterways are being built.
  • Block Party in downtown Anderson.
  • Green Pond project.
  • Saluda River project.
  • Saluda River handicap - accessible kayaking center.
  • Rocky River project.