My name is Greg Grey, and I am excited to announce my candidacy for another term on the Hull Select Board.
I am 54 years old and was fortunate to grow up in Hull and graduate from Hull High School in 1985.
I have lived in Hull for 50 years, and I am so proud to be a member of this community. I am happily married to Cheryl Grey; we just celebrated our 30th anniversary. We have four children, Stacey, Greg, Tyler, and Dylan and two grandchildren, Leo and Miles, who all live here in town.
My professional experience is 37 years selling Pit & Quarry Processing Equipment and parts in New England, New York, and New Jersey. My partners and I have a company named EESSCO in Hanson. I oversee our budget, inventory, accounts receivable, accounts payable, advertising, sales, and service (with a very strong background in customer service), and I can proudly say we are very successful.
I have been an active member of the community for 30 years; giving back to the community has been and will always be a part of who I am. As my kids were growing up, I served on many youth sports boards, some as board member but many as treasurer, vice president, or president. Those boards were Hull T Ball, Hull Youth Soccer, Hull Youth Basketball, Hull Youth Football, Hull Youth Baseball, and Hull Boosters President. The school had zero funding for sports and extracurricular activities, yet we managed as a group to make sure the kids didn’t miss out on any of the experiences they deserved to have as high school students.
Currently, I am chairman of the Hull Parks & Recreation Commission, a member of the Community Preservation Commission, a member of the Open Space and Recreation Committee, selectman liaison to the Council on Aging, president of the Hull High School Football alumni, and commissioner of Hull men’s softball. Serving on these boards and commissions has been so rewarding, with the many great things we have accomplished around town together and impacted so many lives along the way.
For the past three years, I have had the privilege to serve on the Select Board, and my goals remain the same as they were three years ago, and that is to work with the town manager and town departments, boards, and commissions that all work very hard to continue to make Hull’s future even brighter. Infrastructure, affordable housing, economic development, education for our children, and care for our elderly are just a sampling of what I believe is vital to the success and growth of our town.
In the last three years we have accomplished many goals together. We managed to pass a roadway improvement bond article for $10 million that has improved our aging roads. All three fiscal years we had no deficits. Bay Ave. East reconstruction was completed; infrastructure work was performed for the sewer plant; and a new artificial turf field and walking track were installed. The Crescent Beach seawall project and master planning for Pemberton and the front beach received grants to plan for sea level rise and climate change. We banned the sale of vaping products in town, worked with Hingham in supporting its purchase of Aquarion; created the town’s 375th committee, which worked tirelessly to make sure we had a great celebration; installed a dune along Beach Avenue to further protect our citizens; created working groups to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; and did everything to protect our citizens and manage to keep our restaurants and businesses going and for all town departments to provide all the day-to-day services they normally do. We also hired a new senior center and library director; appointed many citizens to boards and committees; approved licenses for several new restaurants; received many CPA grants to upgrade town parks, buildings and playgrounds; continued hydrant replacement; and so much more. To say we have been busy in these last three years is an understatement.
If elected, I can guarantee you I will have the same drive and commitment I have always had, doing the absolute best I can for each and every one of you in our beautiful seaside community. It takes a village, and I truly believe that together we can accomplish anything we put our minds to for one common goal.
Please cast your vote for me in the May 22 town election. If you would like to contact me, I can be reached at 781-910-9782 or Ggrey@eessco.com.