GCRA Announces Leadership Transition

Greenville, S.C. (May 18, 2015) – The Greenville County Redevelopment Authority (GCRA) announces the departure of Martin Livingston, the organization’s executive director, on July 31. Livingston has chosen to take time from his career to focus on some important family responsibilities. “While we are sad to see Martin leave, we wish him the best in all his future endeavors,” shared GCRA Board Chairman, David Doser.

“We, at GCRA, hope the community will join us in thanking and recognizing, Martin for his exceptional leadership. Over the past ten years, Martin has been instrumental in guiding our organization toward its mission of improving the quality of life for the citizens of Greenville County through the implementation of innovative community development and revitalization strategies,” added Doser.

Under Livingston’s leadership, GCRA has consistently been recognized as one of the top community development organizations in South Carolina. Some of the most recent accolades include the following:

  • 2012 South Carolina Community Development Association
    Eagle Award
  • 2010 Greater Greenville Association of Realtors
    Revitalization Award – Brutontown Community
  • 2009 National Association of County Community and Economic Development
    Affordable Housing Award

GCRA will begin a nationwide search for a new leader as it moves forward with a bright future. It will continue to focus on residential single-family and multifamily development, redevelopment and infill housing in GCRA’s neighborhoods, and seeking grants to help expand the organization’s impact throughout Greenville County.

For more information please contact David Doser at 864-235-2518 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About GCRA

GCRA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for low- and moderate-income citizens of Greenville County by administering Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds and developing community partnerships. GCRA takes a comprehensive approach to community revitalization by building new homes, rehabilitating existing homes, and strengthening the infrastructures of the communities, as well as providing credit and homeownership education programs. GCRA works throughout Greenville County, including Fountain Inn, Greer, Mauldin, Simpsonville and Travelers Rest. For more information about GCRA visit www.gcra-sc.org.


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