Barnet, William "Bill"
William “Bill” Barnet was born in 1942 and grew up in Upstate New York. He moved to Spartanburg in the mid-1970s to oversee the operation of Barnet Co., a synthetic fibers business. He later became involved in development and investments. Barnet was elected mayor of Spartanburg in 2001 as a write-in candidate. He served as mayor for eight years, leaving office in January 2010. He is the husband of Valerie Manatis Barnet.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
This file consists of emails between committee members and formal letters with Mayor Barnet.
The Spartanburg Salvation Army hosts an annual fundraiser, The Toast of the Town, where a prominent Spartanburg resident is roasted. This collection consists of three videos of the fundraiser from the years that Will Barnet, Dr. Benjamin Dunlap, and Jack Roper were roasted.