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About Greg

Greg West Family PhotoMarried a teacher. Son of a teacher. Living a life profoundly influenced and incredibly blessed by public education, Greg West is proud to call Fayetteville and Cumberland County home.

Greg is married to Kristie Fields West, a teaching fellow from Meredith College who taught 3rd grade at Bill Hefner Elementary. Her parents both retired from the Cumberland County School system. Greg and Kristie have three children that are receiving a great education in our public schools.

Greg was born at Cape Fear Valley and grew up in the Eutaw area, the proud son of Hoyet and Sybil West. His father was a civil servant at Fort Bragg for over 40 years and his mother taught high school in Cumberland County for 36 years. His sister, Andrea, has also taught high school in Cumberland County.

Greg attended Margaret Willis Elementary, Ramsey Street Elementary, Edgewood Middle (now Nick Jeralds) and graduated from Terry Sanford High School. Great teachers, coaches and administrators influenced his life along the way. Greg was accepted into the prestigious College of Design at NC State University where he graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Environmental Design. He later received his Master of Business Administration degree from Campbell University.

After working in New York City for 4 years, Greg returned to Fayetteville and began a career in real estate. He is a licensed real estate broker and licensed general contractor. After a successful sales and management career in real estate brokerage, Greg now owns Westan Homes, a homebuilder based in Fayetteville.

First elected to an at-large seat in 2002, Greg has served all the citizens and students of Cumberland County faithfully for 12 years. Greg ran partly because no one on the board in 2002 had children in our schools. Still today, he is the only board member whose children currently attend our schools. A current parent’s perspective is a must as decisions are made today that will affect our youth for the rest of their lives. Re-elected in 2006 and 2010, Greg has been an integral part of elevating Cumberland County School to one of the premier school systems in the state and nation. His many civic accomplishments can be viewed on the following pages.

Greg is honored to be a deacon at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church where he has taught Sunday school and is in the sanctuary choir. Greg also works tirelessly to promote the community as Vice Chairman of Economic Development for the Fayetteville Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce. Governor Bev Perdue appointed Greg to the Board of Trustees of NCCAT, the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching. He currently serves as chairman and is excited to help this institution advance teaching as both an art and a profession.

Greg West typifies this community. He is both a proud product and a vested stakeholder in our public schools. He believes that education is the key to every child’s future and that every child deserves an equal opportunity to become the best possible version of themselves. A quality, progressive and innovative school system is our community’s greatest asset as we become a significant driver in the state and national economy.

Please work to keep Greg West on our Board of Education. He’s working for all of us.

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration graduated with Distinction
Lundy-Fetterman School of Business, Campbell University, Buies Creek NC
Bachelor of Environmental Design graduated Cum Laude
College of Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC

BOARDS & MEMBERSHIPS (partial listing)

Fayetteville Cumberland Chamber of Commerce

  • Board of Directors
  • Vice President – Economic Development
  • Military Affairs Council
  • Leadership Fayetteville Graduate
  • Leadership Fayetteville Faculty

Greater Fayetteville Futures II

  • Board of Directors

Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)

  • Task Force Member

Kiwanis Club of Fayetteville

Cumberland County Education Foundation

  • Board of Directors

Methodist University Loyalty Day

  • Team Leader

NCSU Wolfpack Club Representative

NCSU Alumni Association Representative

Cumberland County Board of Education

  • Elected At-Large 2002, 2006, 2010
  • Chairman 2005, 2009, 2014
  • Vice Chairman 2004, 2008, 2013

North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT)

  • Trustee

Fayetteville Area Association of REALTORS

  • Board of Directors
  • Vice President - Public Relations
  • Vice President – Education

March of Dimes

  • Board of Directors

Homebuilders Association of Fayetteville

Snyder Memorial Baptist Church

  • Deacon
  • Sanctuary Choir Member
  • Youth Sunday School Teacher

 

Yes, that's me in a photo that appeared in The Fayetteville Observer on the last day of school in 1975! Now, with much experience, education, a family and far less hair, I want to continue serving both the school system that educated me and the county I am proud to call home!

Thanks for your vote on November 2nd!

 
         
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