Having lived in Madison since 1984, Greg and his wife (Kimberly Romans Shaw) are products of Madison City Schools. In 2010, Greg was named into the Bob Jones High School’s Hall of Fame for his community contributions to Madison as a BJHS graduate. The Shaws have been married for over 16 years and have two children, Maddie (11) and Reed (3).
The Shaw family resides in Cedar Springs Station on Mill Rd. Greg became active in the architectural control committee (ACC) at its inception. Greg served on the initial ACC board that established the neighborhood’s governance as it transitioned control from the developer to the homeowners. Once properly transferred to the homeowners, he served as President of Cedar Springs HOA for two additional years. Greg has an acute understanding of the value of communicating with stakeholders on issues. The Shaws continue to support Cedar Springs ACC regularly when there is a community project.
Greg holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Auburn University in Horticulture (’96). He established Southern Scape LLC almost 20 years ago and located it in Madison (Palmer Rd – District 4). Today, he employs 35 full time employees and another 10-15 seasonal personnel. Greg’s company has worked in over 6 states across the southeast doing commercial and estate landscaping on major projects. He has opened a second location in Nashville, Tennessee to better serve customers. His leadership as owner of Southern Scape LLC earned him recognition by the professional organization LandOpt as their 2012 Rookie of the Year.
Greg’s professional career has exposed him to working with federal, state and local governments across the state of Alabama. He served on a State of Alabama commission to improve the bidding process to create a more fair and balanced system for the State as well as contractors.
Greg’s insight into Madison City Schools (MCS) is more than as a former student and current parent. In addition to being involved with his daughter in the system, Greg has continued to support the Board of Education (BOE) serving on committees. He served in 2014 on the salary supplement committee for coaches at the invitation of MCS Superintendent, Dr. Dee Fowler. In 2015, the BOE president, Dr. Terri Johnson, enlisted his service on a similar committee for principals. He now continues to serve Dr. Fowler on a MCS committee focused on generating revenue. Greg is very aware of the growth issues facing MCS and the issues associated with Limestone County. He is committed to supporting their resolution in an equitable manner.
Greg believes his professional knowledge will allow him to be an effective Council advocate in continuing to improve our infrastructure by working with Engineering, Public Works (PW) and Madison Utilities (MU). His experience as an employer will be valuable to his service on Council. Greg appreciates the growth challenges facing Madison and possesses the common sense management skills of a successful businessman to help Council and Mayor navigate the City in the years ahead. Greg believes that with effective teamwork in controlling growth, Madison can grow the supportive retail, produce the infrastructure to service existing and future residents, and cooperate with MCS in a mutually beneficial manner.
Greg is enthusiastic about serving on the Madison City Council representing District 4. He believes he has the background, experience and communicative skills to be an effective Councilman.
Greg was elected to the Madison City Council in 2016. He currently serves on the Finance Subcommittee, Human Resource Committee, Madison Street Festival, Madison Arts Council and is the Council Representative to the Engineering Department and the Public Works Department.