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This profile was last updated on 7/10/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Chairman

Upper Merion Board of Supervisors
 
Background

Employment History

  • Chairman
    ECDC

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board of Trustees Member
    Pension & Health & Welfare
  • Media Communications Advisory Board Member
    Upper Merion Township
  • Secretary and Vice Chairman
    ECDC

Education

  • college degree
    University of Maryland
  • University of Miami
32 Total References
Web References
The number of organizations and students ...
www.timesherald.com, 10 July 2014 [cached]
The number of organizations and students applying for funding doubled this year over 2013, the BCAs first year of existence, noted Greg Waks, chairman of the Upper Merion Board of Supervisors.
The BCA makes the recommendations to the board of supervisors, who then vote to accept them, he said.
Upper Merion Township - Official Website - Pension & Health & Welfare Board of Trustees
www.uppermerion.org, 20 July 2014 [cached]
Greg Waks, Board Liaison / Trustee
Upper Merion Township - Official Website - Media Communications Advisory Board
www.umtownship.org, 16 Nov 2013 [cached]
Gregs Waks, Supervisor Liaison
Greg Waks - Upper Merion ...
gregwaks.org, 1 Jan 2012 [cached]
Greg Waks - Upper Merion Township Supervisor
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After serving as both Secretary and Vice-Chairman of the ECDC, Greg eventually rose to the position of Chairman of the Economic and Community and Development Committee which he held for 3 years. During this time, he formed the Community Center/Cultural Center Subcommittee and served on that committee, initiated work on the Business Improvement District, advocated a new website as a way to attract business as well as enhancing communication and worked on creating a public/private partnership to preserve the historic Moore-Irwin house where George Washington spent time during the colonial era. He also promoted smart, responsible economic development designed to provide jobs for Upper Merion residents and to maintain both our standing as the lowest taxed municipality in the 5 County Area as well as our Aaa Bond Rating.
Greg brought his lifetime of environmental activism with him to Upper Merion.
From the Open Space Referendum
Recognizing the need for land and open space preservation in the Township, Greg co-founded and served as Chairman of Greener Upper Merion, organizing dozens of volunteers throughout the community and successfully rallying 84.4% of the voting community to support the Open Space Referendum which preserved $5 million worth of Open Space throughout the township. His op/ed promoting land preservation was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer was used by other municipalities to promote Open Space throughout the region. An active hiker and biker, Greg co-founded Friends of Upper Merion Trails in order to provide residents of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area with multi-use trails through the township and linkage with Valley Forge Historic National Park.
Greg received his B.A. from the University of Maryland in 1995 and his J.D. from the University of Miami in 1997. While in law school he received a Mofsky Scholarship for Public Service. To this day Greg proudly serves as co-President of the local University of Maryland alumni club as well as an active Terrapin Club member, which raises money for college scholarships. Greg is a frequent blood donor for the American Red Cross and he has also provided a significant amount of pro bono legal services.
In recognition of his accomplishments and community involvement, in 2009 Greg Waks was elected to the Upper Merion Board of Supervisors finishing in 1st place, finishing ahead of the incumbent Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and two other candidates. He was the only Democrat to win in Upper Merion in 2009.
Greg is 39 years old and a self-employed small business owner.
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Greg Waks - Upper Merion Township Supervisor
Friends of Upper Merion Trails
www.umtrails.org, 16 Sept 2008 [cached]
Greg Waks - Greg Waks is one of the most active members of Upper Merion Township. In 2004 Greg was appointed to Upper Merion's Economic and Community Development Committee (ECDC), where he quickly rose through the ranks. In 2005, he founded and chaired Greener Upper Merion, which placed the Open Space Referendum on the ballot. As part of the Open Space Campaign, Greg appeared on Township Talk and authored numerous pieces for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Times-Herald and the King of Prussia Courier advocating the benefits of preserving open space and warning about the economic costs of overdevelopment and dependence on foreign oil. Ultimately approved by 84.4% township, the successful referendum gave us $5 million with which to preserve open space in Upper Merion Township. In May 2007, Greg ran an upstart campaign for Supervisor losing by a mere 26 votes. Currently Chairman of the ECDC, Greg Waks co-conceived (with fellow Friends of Upper Merion Trails founder John Tallman) the subcommittee that is looking into the feasibility of a community center/cultural center and currently serves as a member of that subcommittee.
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Greg received his college degree from the University of Maryland and he is President of the Greater Philadelphia Area University of Maryland alumni club. After graduating college, he attended law school at the University of Miami. A small business owner, his practice is concentrated on elder, business and class action law.
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