Gary Glanz has been a resident of Southampton since he came to town at age 10 when his father, Edward C. Glanz, was hired to be the first president of Southampton College. Ed’s most lasting legacy is the Marine Science Program that has evolved into the Stony Brook Southampton Marine Station run by Chris Gobler.
Gary is a graduate of Southampton High School and St. Lawrence University. He has been sailing, surfing, clamming and crabbing in the Ocean and Shinnecock & Peconic Bays for 54 years. He is the founder of the Polar Bear Plunge which has raised $1 million for local families since 2004 (benefits Heart of the Hamptons a 501 (c) (3) organization) .
He and his wife Diane have been married for 41 years and have two sons and 5 grandchildren living in Southampton. Their daughter is the City Administrator for Salisbury MD, the largest city on the Delmarva Peninsula which lies between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Gary believes that this election is critical . . as he believes that all of us have an obligation to restore our bays so that our children, grandchildren and another 20 generations beyond can enjoy healthy bays teeming with life. To do so he will act to refocus the role of the Southampton Town Trustees.
1. He will act so that the Trustees become the conscience of Town, County and State Government by insisting that the hundreds of millions of dollars to be spent on WQI be done in a smart, fair and effective way
2. He will insist that the Trustees promote smart, effective WQI projects that bring you the most bang for your buck
3. He will continue the Trustees fight to maintain our historic rights to Beach access but do it in a thoughtful, collaborative way that does not further diminish Trustee power and influence