Councilman Gregorie served 32 years with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), culminating with 8 years as CEO of the HUD Columbia Field Office for South Carolina. As CEO of the HUD Columbia Field Office for South Carolina, Councilman Gregorie directed billions of dollars of critical resources to communities across the State. During his tenure, HUD's funding in South Carolina grew from $660 million annually to over $1.4 billion, with assets in access of $2 billion. During this time, the City of Charleston received $12 million in tax credits, and MUSC received an FHA mortgage for $400 million to construct the Ashley River Tower (The ART Building).
Councilman Gregorie was elected to office on February 17, 2009, and is now completing his second 4-year term. During this time he has accomplished much for the District, including being nominated by Mayor Riley, and unanimously elected by City Council as the 2013 Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Charleston.
True to his call for more transparency in government, as the only Councilman to introduce major legislation in over four years he:
Gregorie serves or has served on the following:
Councilman Gregorie has implemented and pays for a one-stop Constituent Services Program, headed by a paid professional which he personally finances. Over the years, the program has successfully addressed hundreds of requests, complaints, and inquiries with responses provided in a 24 hour period and tracked until the required action is completed.
Councilmember Gregorie has represented Mayor Riley and the City of Charleston through proclamations, speeches, panel discussions, and receptions. To date Gregorie has represented the City before more than 6000 people through his participation in the following:
There is still much more to do. We must work to develop intergovernmental coordination between the new Town of James Island, the Public Service District, Charleston County, and the City of Charleston. We must also prioritize our City's budget to address the major issues of traffic congestion, drainage, livability concerns, public safety, and education. We can successfully address these issues and more by working together under a community partnership between our neighborhoods and local governments.
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