Gregory Drew

Gregory Drew, 4670 Frederick Drive, is running unopposed for one two-year seat on Vermilion City Council, Ward 2. Drew said of running, “Learning that our current Councilman Frank Loucka was retiring, I knew his departure was going to leave a huge void for the residents in Ward 2.  Spending the past 25 years in public service, the decision to run for office just felt like a natural fit to me.  I have a passion for helping others and advocating for the disadvantaged. I am determined to bring that passion to the residents of Ward 2.”

                Drew said, “My top priority is to advocate for the installation of a quiet zone at the Vermilion Rd., railroad crossing.  This is very important to many of the residents on the eastern end of Ward 2, who felt left out when the other quiet zones were installed.  Other issues I would like to see addressed would be developing a plan to build the police department a well-deserved new facility, establishing a plan for side street repaving and tackling many of the storm water issues.”

                Of his priorities, Drew said, “I think some of the bigger priorities facing the new council in 2022, will be funding the repair or replacement of the wastewater treatment plant, funding infrastructure issues like side street repaving, and continuing to work with the administration on developing the east end of town.  As a member of council, I will support business friendly legislation to encourage growth, while at the same time preserving our beautiful and historic downtown.”   

                Drew has been employed in law enforcement for 25 years.  For the past 23 years, he has been employed by the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, where he holds the rank of Lieutenant and serves as the Commander of Administration.  He has an associate degree in criminal justice from Lorain County Community College.  He is married to wife Shelly, who is a nurse.  Together, they have four children, Taylor, Autumn, Aaron, and Mariah. For the past year, he has also served on the City of Vermilion’s Storm Water Committee.