Art Littlejohn, a Major with the Spartanburg Police Department, has been a law enforcement officer with the city department since 1988.
Art's interest in serving on the Habitat Spartanburg Board of Directors is two-fold: to increase affordable housing opportunities in the city and to continually improve city neighborhoods. Art serves on the Habitat Neighborhood Support Committee.
"Of course, from a City standpoint, we know that Habitat changes communities," Art said. "When those communities improve, we see a decrease in crime. The 'broken window syndrome' -- which is when a home in a neighborhood has a broken window, or is being neglected -- it causes other homeowners to allow their homes to fall into disrepair. We know that there is a real sense of neighborhood pride when residents take care of their homes and Habitat goes to the heart of that."
Habitat is about providing the opportunities for families to improve their lives, Art said, which also turn into healthy communities, over time.
Art also serves on the Leadership Spartanburg Board of Directors and is a graduate of the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System's Regional Fellows Leadership Program.