Andrea Gregory has served in and around the community for over 22 years, holding a variety of roles and titles throughout her career. She is married to James M. Gregory and both share the privilege of raising their daughter Abigail Grace Gregory. Andrea strives to fulfill her duties as a public servant, entrepreneur, wife, mother, daughter and aunt. The first thing her friends and family will tell you is that she has never forgotten about the culture, tradition, and history that make our beautiful City of Aiken what it is. Andrea believes that at the forefront of every decision should be Aiken's culture, tradition, and history. She is committed to "smart growth", fiscal responsibility, and a sound business approach to decisions. She values transparency in our city's dealings and an opportunity for the citizen's of Aiken to be heard and their feedback and input be valued. Andrea Gregory has set her standards high, and will not stop fighting until a proper balance has been reached. Andrea brings a lot of business experience to the table. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina -Aiken. Andrea began her career in the finance industry and helped community citizens with various financial programs. Eventually, Andrea wanted to do more with her career. She embarked and worked for United Rentals, a Fortune 500 company. Andrea was instrumental in launching and supporting various successful government and national account procurement based programs that were directly related to infrastructure projects across the country. The projects were both in private and public sectors. Acquiring contracts and managing these contracts taught Andrea the bidding and budgetary aspect of the business. This experience allowed United Rentals to establish many federal, state, and municipal Government Infrastructure based programs and projects. Many of which she negotiated, directly. Andrea has worked directly with the following federal agencies: DOE, DOD, DOI, DHS, to name a few. She has visited approximately 80% of our country's military bases and was blessed to travel our beautiful country through this opportunity. These various opportunities have developed different passions for Andrea. Our military men and women are near and dear to her heart. Not only is her brother a 24 year veteran that has deployed many times, her two nephews and niece are, too. Andrea's nephew was injured during his deployment in Afghanistan, which was devastating to the entire family. Andrea made it her mission to work and help raise money for organizations like AWP to support our military families. Andrea serves and has served on various boards and community based positions (i.e. educator, tennis coach, ARTS Commission, Woodside Plantation Country Club board member, ACTS board member, to name a few...). Andrea says that teaching was the most humbling position she has held. She says teachers hold a very special place in her heart and admitted to teaching as a very difficult and emotionally involved career. She believes that teachers and administrators need our community's support and that, in turn, will impact our youth in a positive manner. Our youth is key to our community's future. To learn more about Andrea Gregory Aiken City Council, please explore the site and submit your questions.