Gregory Williams; Photo: SWBID
Southwest DC is “the place to be.” We continue to spotlight the dedicated staff of the SWBID who are focused on making Southwest a clean, safe, vibrant community to live, work and visit.
Gregory Williams is part of the original SWBID crew. He supervises The Wharf team that works to keep the area looking good. Although most businesses contract for trash pickup, they appreciate the SWBID’s attention to keeping the storefronts and streets clean. He loves the diversity of the neighborhood and regularly interacts with area residents and tourists.
Greg previously worked with the Capital Hill BID and has been on the job here with SWBID for three years. He likes everything about the SWBID, especially the leadership and how they encourage teamwork. He says this is the best job he’s ever had. His co-workers really like working with Greg—they say he’s an excellent supervisor.
Greg was born and raised in DC. He attended Eckington Elementary, MacFarland Middle and Dunbar Sr. High. He loves DC—“the best city in the world.” He’s a proud family man with a daughter and grandson. He’s the oldest of five siblings and his immediate family still lives in DC.
SWBID COO Andre Witt says: “Greg is SWBID’s most experienced professional and has shown true dedication to his profession and to the BID from day one. He constantly assists staff with training techniques that improve how we operate as a BID. He is one of our top performers and we are so fortunate to have him.”
Movie: “Cooley High” and “Malcolm X”
Music: Old school, R&B and contemporary jazz
Favorite song: “La La La La La Means I Love You” by the Delfonics and “Pretty Pretty” by the Joneses
Sports team: Every Washington sports team! He follows them all.
Favorite SW spot: The Wharf—he especially likes watching the water
Best thing about his job: The support of his leaders and the compliments he gets daily
Proudest moment: When he was promoted to Supervisor of The Wharf team
Favorite Quote: “Moments are temporary, but memories are forever”—and he’s collecting some of his best memories right here in Southwest!
So when you’re out and about, be sure to say hello to Greg!
By Donna Purchase