Rich Harwood in the Spartanburg Herald Journal



Community leaders get ideas for improving Spartanburg
By Trevor Anderson
July 29, 2014

A nationally recognized authority on community improvement empowered a group of local citizens on Tuesday.

Rich Harwood, the founder and president of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, served as the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Spartanburg's weekly meeting at the Piedmont Club.

Harwood arrived in Spartanburg, traveling from his institute's home base in Bethesda, Md. Before his stop at the Piedmont Club, Harwood toured the city's Northside and spent some time at Spartanburg Shares, a medical equipment loan closet off South Dean Street.

“I've spent a lot of time in communities that don't work. It's great to be in a community that does,” Harwood said. “There are a lot of good things happening here.”

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