James “Greg” Willis

Published 7:24 pm Tuesday, October 20, 2020

James “Greg” Willis


  1. What are your qualifications to be on Town Council?


Experience is a great teacher. I have had the privilege of being mentored by previous council members and mayors who were strong leaders in this community. I will be entering my fourth term as a council person. Having been involved with several civic organizations, I believe I have a good understanding of the needs of our town to help it move forward. I am very conscious of cost and how my neighbors feel about their tax money being spent. I am proud to be a part of the Town of Windsor and am grateful for the opportunity to serve.


  1. What are some issues you would like to see Town Council address?


I would like to seriously discuss sewer service to areas of the town that are currently on septic systems, draw more interest from the community into town government, countywide high speed internet (in collaboration with the IOWC BOS) and ways to take better utilize our recently remodeled Town Center.


  1. What do you like/dislike about life in Windsor?


I like the safe feeling I have when I lay down at night. The Windsor Police Department does an awesome job of keeping our community safe. I enjoy knowing my neighbors and being able to talk to folks when I run into them around town. We have the best Fourth of July celebration of anywhere in Tidewater. What I don’t enjoy is the Highway 460 traffic. This project has been worked on since before I came on council and will continue to be worked on after I’m gone.


  1. Is Windsor “business friendly” in your opinion?


I believe Windsor is friendly to businesses. Our EDA works hard to attract businesses and our planning commission is fair and reasonable. Its members are all seasoned residents and keep the town’s best interest in the forefront.


  1. What are your thoughts on backyard chickens?


I believe I have answered this question several years ago with my vote. I have three personal experiences. My father lost all sight in one eye and some in the other from a parasite he contracted from being near and handling chickens as a child. My mother now has a lung disease attributed to bird dander, and my uncle passed away from a lung disease attributed to bird dander. If people want backyard chickens, they are better suited to live out in the country, not in town on small lots with high density.