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Mauldin Mayor Dennis Raines named one of the 50 Most Influential People in 2018

By January 25, 2019 No Comments
Mauldin Mayor Dennis Raines was listed among the 50 Most Influential People of the Upstate in 2018 by Greenville Business Magazine. The selection of these 50 individuals came as a result of staff research and community nominations. GBM also celebrated the fifth year of selecting entrants for their Hall of Fame, with eight new members added in 2018, each of whom has continued to make a lasting impact on the Upstate.
Mayor Dennis Raines’ service to the City of Mauldin includes a wide variety of different disciplines. His first service to the community began as a volunteer fireman for 13 years. He has also served as president of the Mauldin Dixie Youth program for six years and on the Mauldin City Council from 1996-2001, where he chaired the Finance and Policy Committee for his last four years on council. His role as mayor began in 2012, and he was re-elected for a second term in 2016.
Raines is a native of Spartanburg County and is a graduate of Limestone College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration.His professional career included 26 years at Kemet Electronics, where he served in various management positions in supervisory functions and staff management positions that included production manager and plant cost accountant. He currently serves as the vice president of finance for Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County.
Raines’ most rewarding community achievement has been that of serving as Director and founder of the Mauldin Miracle League for 11 years. The Mauldin Miracle League is a baseball program for children with disabilities in which the motto is “Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball.” He also serves on the executive board of the Municipal Association of SC as first vice president. He is a charter member of the Mauldin Civitan Club and serves on the Community Action Board of Upstate Warrior Solutions.