Harold E. Thompson has served on City Council since November   1998.  His term as Mayor of the City of Union will expire in   November 2024.   He is a graduate of Temple Technical Institute of   Broadcasting in Washington, D.C. and the Radio Engineering   Institute of Broadcasting in Sarasota, Florida.  He is a retired   Photojournalist and Central Broadcast Operator from WSPA NEWS   Channel 7 in Spartanburg, SC with 33 years of service.  Mayor   Thompson is a graduate of Leadership Union Class of 2000.  He is   also a graduate of the South Carolina Municipal Institute of   Government and the South Carolina Economic Development   School.  He has completed the Crisis Leadership Development   Training Program (FEMA) and has completed the Diamond and   Platinum levels in the Leadership Program at the National   League of Cities.  He is a graduate of the advanced class of the SC   Municipal Association and is a former board member of MASC.  He   currently serves as a Board Member of the Association of SC Mayors   and is President of the SC African American Mayors Association.     He serves on the Board of Directors for the Catawba Regional   Council of Governments and also on the Executive Board   of Directors.  Mayor Thompson is recognized as a Riley Institute   Diversity Fellow at Furman University for having completed the SC   Diversity Leaders Initiative Upstate Class of XI.  He is a member of   Prince Hall Masons of South Carolina where he serves as District   Deputy for Union, York, Chester, and Cherokee Counties, a member   of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine   (and is a recipient of the Legion of Honor).  He is a member of the   Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite Masons PHA and a 33° Mason.  He   is also a member of St Luke Baptist Church in Buffalo, SC. 



~Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9~