Hiring: Land Policy Manager

We are seeking a Land Policy Manager to join our Land Planning & Policy program staff. If you would like to advance Upstate Forever's strategic goals related to land policy including protecting urban tree canopy and green spaces, expanding housing & mobility choices, building healthy, inclusive communities in rapidly urbanizing areas, protecting riparian buffers, productive farmlands and forests, and critical habitats in rural areas, learn more and apply today.

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Upstate Forever

Board of Directors & Advisory Council

Gaye Sprague

Gaye Sprague


Gaye Sprague is the owner and principal of Sprague & Sprague Consulting Engineers and has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in civil engineering from Clemson University.  She served on the South Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors from 2002 to 2008 and in the Greenville community has served as chair of the Board of the Greenville Transit Authority and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee.  Gaye has been active in organizations for traffic, civil, and professional engineers and has taught under-graduate and graduate civil engineering courses at Clemson.   

She has been a Cub Scout den leader, co-president of both the Augusta Circle Elementary PTA and the Hughes Academy PTSA, and co-chair of the beautification committee for the Greenville High School PTSA. She has served on the boards of The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, the Peace Center, the Appalachian Council of Governments, the Conestee Foundation, the Rose Ball, and Genesis Homes.  She is an elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church. 

Gaye served as one of two at-large representatives on Greenville City Council 2009-2017 working to make Greenville a thriving and sustainable community with a quality of life that attracts and keeps our young people here.    

A native of Anderson, South Carolina and Greenville resident since 1983, Gaye is married to Joel Sprague.  Their son Jay, his wife Mollie, and their sons Colson and Reid also live in Greenville.  

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