Gage Seeks Second Ward Council
SISTERSVILLE – Greg Gage is running uncontested for the second ward seat on City Council.
The city’s non-partisan election is slated for March. 24.
Gage was a federal civil servant for nearly 40 years before he retired in 2011 as chief of cyber security for a large computer network supporting 47,000 users at 40,000 workstations in 3300 offices spanning from Puerto Rico to American Samoa. A longtime resident of Michigan, Gage said his family wanted to retire to a community he and his wife, Barbara, could call home.
“In October 2007, we found Sistersville and knew it was going to be home,” he said.
Gage said he is running for council because of his desire to return to public service.
“I’ve been a civil servant all my adult life,” he said. “Serving on the Sistersville’s council is just a step along the same continuum. Sistersville is my home now and I feel like this is my contribution to the well-being of my fellow citizens.”
Gage said because of his extensive background with computers, business and technology, he would make an excellent addition to council.
“I bring a unique combination of technical and business skills,” he said. “With extensive business development experience in a variety of environments and assignments, I have managed complex multi-million dollar projects. I have skills in strategic management planning, as well as financial management. I have a proven track record for being inventive, solutions-oriented and able to deliver. I want to continue to exercise these skills where they may be needed in the community and remain intellectually engaged.”
If elected, Gage said he wants to work toward a analyzing solutions that will cure the city’s water infrastructure problems.
“This is a critical issue for Sistersville,” he said. “I can’t say that I currently know all the details about all the issues; I do know that this is an area I plan to become more versed in. Given my nature, I will be leaning towards analytical, systematic, methodical approaches to solve this problem. Given the limited resources, any solutions need to be well planned and cost effective.”
Gage said people should vote for him because of his willingness to the job and extensive career experience.
“I bring a foundation of broad experience as described and an eagerness for the job,” he said.
Incidentally, Gage is a credentialed motorsports photographer, who has covered races in the mid-Atlantic region for several publications but mainly for Area Auto Racing News and Motorsports.com. He’s covered NHRA, NASCAR, INDYCAR, IHRA, AHDRA, motocross, supercross, CART, Grand Am and F1 races. His hobbies include restoring European sport cars, photography, science fiction and classical music.