Gregory Young was born and raised in the City of Gloversville Fifth Ward and a graduate of Gloversville High School.  Young was first elected to the Fulton County Board of Supervisors in November 2013 and is currently running for re-election for a thirds term.  He is a passion advocate for the future of Gloversville and Fulton County.    His vision seeks to improve the overall quality of life for county residents, reduce poverty, and attract good jobs.

Greg’s parents are Nancy Young (Gaynor), a registered nurse with more than four decades experience, and the late Donald Young, who ran the gift store Grumpy’s on Washington Street, for a number of years.  Greg obtained magna cum laude bachelors and masters degrees at the College of Saint Rose in Albany in History and Political Science and a PhD from the University at Buffalo. Young teaches courses in State and Local Government and political science at area community colleges.  In September 2015, Greg graduated from the Dennis A. Pelletier Institute, a joint effort of Cornell University and the NYS Association of Counties, a program in which he enrolled at his own expense. Young has also taught a course in Business Ethics at The College of Saint Rose in Albany. He greatly enjoys the opportunity to get students inspired about the political process and running businesses fairly.

When not in the classroom or serving his constituents, Gregory was recently appointed the Executive Director of the Gloversville Housing and Neighborhood Improvement Corporation. Greg volunteers for local groups such as 4-H, serves on the Gloversville Advisory Board of Fulmont Community Action Agency, and is a trustee of the Fulton County Museum and Historical Society. He is a member of the New York State Association of Counties’ (NYSAC) Standing Committee on Economic Development, Environment, and Rural Affairs, Co-Coordinator of Elected Officials to Protect New York, and the New York State Director of the Young Elected Officials Network. He enjoys gardening, the outdoors, and the never-ending quest for the world’s best slice of pizza.

 

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