Rick Gray, Lancaster City mayor
Recorded October 25, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. in Mayser Gymnasium.
Rick Gray was first elected mayor of Lancaster in 2005. Since that time, the City has been transformed into a regional arts and culture center that combines historic preservation efforts with investment in modern day amenities to create the ideal urban experience.
A graduate of American University and Dickinson School of Law, Gray began his legal career as an attorney with Neighborhood Legal Services in Pittsburgh before moving to Lancaster with artist-wife Gail to serve as Director of Central Pennsylvania Legal Services. He entered private practice as a criminal defense lawyer in 1976.
Most recently, Mayor Gray was named Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Alliance Local Government Advisory Committee. The Mayor’s commitment to environmental issues and sustainability is evidenced by the City’s investment in a Green Infrastructure Plan and in its Strategic Plan.
An avid motorcyclist, Rick Gray served as Chairman of the Board of the American Motorcyclist Association from 2000 until 2005. He is an active member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns and a collector of mid-century modern dinnerware.
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