Community Leaders

Ruby Gibbs Clavon

Since 1978, she has been advocating for people in her community, helping to create new facilities for the disabled and handicapped, which include community gardens to encourage healthy living habits.

Robin Currence and Melody Reid

Since 2011, Robin Currence and Melody Reid have been leading ESMM Chester County in building capacity and community improvements.

Drew Griffin

Drew Griffin knows that a healthier community is a more livable one, and as City Manager he is doing just that for the City of Florence.

Calvin Whitmire

Calvin brings cultural, educational, and nutritional enrichment to students through the Bridging the Gap Advocacy Afterschool Program, where kids can learn about different countries and languages, learn to play basic instruments, how to grow vegetables and live healthy lifestyles, and work on public speaking skills.

Laura Long

Anderson County’s Laura Long, community health educator at the SC DHEC, is passionate about helping low-income families find access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Jeff Murrie

A Florence teacher at Briggs Elementary is engaging students and the community in the management, cultivation, and distribution of locally-grown food.