Mayor John Gregg
Mayor John Gregg and his wife, Katie, first purchased property on Seabrook Island in 1997 and became full time residents in 2006. Prior to retirement, Mayor Gregg was intellectual property counsel for a machinery manufacturer in Cincinnati, OH.
Prior to election to Town Council, Mayor Gregg served on the Seabrook Island Property Owners Association Legal Committee. He served as a member of Town Council from 2013 until his election as Mayor in 2019, serving as Mayor Pro Tempore from 2015 to 2019. He was Chair of the town’s Public Safety Committee for six years and served as Public Safety Official under the town’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.
As Public Safety Official, Mayor Gregg led the work of the town’s Disaster Recovery Council and coordinated disaster training and exercise sessions for town and community officials twice per year. Those sessions provide valuable information which is used by participating organizations to improve their emergency response plans.
Mayor Gregg led the preparation, submission, and follow-through of the town’s requests for state and federal disaster grant funding for costs incurred as a result of Hurricanes Matthew (2016), Irma (2017), Florence (2018) and Dorian (2019). Those efforts have resulted in more than $180,000 in reimbursements for the town and Utility Commission.
As Mayor, he now serves as the Executive Official under the town’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.