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  1. Trude and Max Heller
  1. City enriched by Heller Legacy


    City of Greenville elected officials and staff were saddened to learn of the death of Trude Heller, wife of Max Heller, who served as Greenville’s mayor from 1971 to 1979.  

    The Hellers first met outside Vienna, Austria in 1937 and reconnected years later in the United States after escaping from Nazi-occupied Austria. Max convinced Trude, who was living in New York with her mother, to visit Greenville, where he was working at a shirt factory. The Hellers married in 1942 in a ceremony on Main Street.

    They had three children and were active in the Jewish community and their synagogue, Congregation Beth Israel. Trude frequently spoke publicly about the Holocaust and received an honorary doctorate from Furman University in 1999. The couple received the Order of the Jewish Palmetto from the Jewish Historical Society of South Carolina in April 2007.

    “Everyone loved Trude,” said Greenville Mayor Knox White. “She never missed a chance to encourage others and listen to their stories. Greenville was richly blessed by her embrace.”

    Mayor Heller passed away in 2011. Trude Heller was 98.

  1. Welcome to Cleanville!



    Whether it’s accidental or out of carelessness, discarded bottles, wrappers, containers and other trash are a major eyesore and can affect the overall appearance and cleanliness of our city. The good news is that litter is 100% preventable.

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    Community Meeting on Homelessness

    Concerned about the homeless residents, specifically in downtown Greenville? You're invited to a community meeting to learn more and discuss solutions. Meeting Details
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    City Adds 47 Free Two-Hour Parking Spaces

    There’s a new “hot spot” in downtown Greenville. In fact, there’s a lot full of them! Construction of the City’s new 47-space parking lot in the West End is now complete. Parking Details
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    Governor’s Order Invalidates City Mask Ordinance

    The City of Greenville recognizes its emergency mask ordinance is no longer valid considering Governor Henry McMaster’s most recent Executive Order concerning the COVID-19 pandemic in South Carolina. Mask Ordinance Details
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    Honoring Fallen Officers

    The Greenville Police Department joined fellow agencies in paying tribute to fallen officers and their families for their selfless sacrifice. View Video
  2. A bronze statue of a winged man atop a ball, part of the Wings of the City exhibition now on display

    Overwhelming Support Shown for “Wings of the City” Exhibit

    The City of Greenville and Hispanic Alliance express their gratitude to citizens and visitors. More about Wings of GVL
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