Lauren Thomas is the Project Director for Community Indicators & Collaborative Learning at the J. Marion Sims Foundation. We talk to her about working toward the revitalization of Lancaster, SC and the growth they’ve had so far. She talks about what it means to make a town attractive to businesses and individuals and the idea that culture and economy should be developed from the bottom up. We also get into her involvement with Lancaster’s Lindsay Pettus Greenway and the positive effect its development will have on Lancaster residents.
Lauren Thomas grew up in Lancaster County, SC. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism & Mass Communications and a Master’s Degree in Health Education & Behavior from University of South Carolina. In addition to her work for the J. Sims Foundation, Lauren teaches a health promotion education course at USC-Lancaster, volunteers with the Lindsay Pettus Greenway, and is a Board Member for the Lancaster County Council on Aging