A lifelong resident of Upstate New York, Gregory Young is passionate about community engagement. He holds magna cum laude Bachelors and Masters degrees in History and Political Science from the College of Saint Rose and was a doctoral candidate in American Studies at the University at Buffalo. In November 2013, Gregory was the youngest person elected to the Fulton County Board of Supervisors, where he represented the City of Gloversville’s 5th ward. Young worked for smart growth and was the 2014-2015 New York State director for the Young Elected Officials Network.Young also taught courses in State and Local Government and other fields within political science at area community colleges and he has received an award for outstanding advisement. Gregory has held volunteer and leadership positions in a variety of community and political organizations and campaigns, with a focus on environmental and economic sustainability and community capacity-building. Gregory has helped the Elected Officials to Protect New York with its database, organizing, and outreach efforts. He has held a local outreach fellowship with the Sierra Club, a public humanities engagement fellowship with the New York Council for the Humanities, and, in 2013, he was one of twenty young leaders chosen to be a fellow in the Front Line Leaders Academy.