Jeremy (Mr. EYG) Gray (D-SH083)
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Representative
Alabama House of Representatives
Suite 536-C Alabama State House 11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-2950

District Office:
11 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-2950
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
Committee Assignments
MemberHouse Committee on Lee County Legislation
MemberHouse Committee on Health
MemberHouse Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security
MemberHouse Committee on Commerce and Small Business
Counties Representing
Lee / Russell

Bio

Few Alabamians have traveled the road to public service as Jeremy Gray. A native son of Opelika, Alabama, Gray excelled as a three-sport athlete at Opelika High School where he gained notoriety as a high school football player who overcame all odds to become one of Alabama High School Athletic Association's top student-athletes. His hard work and athletic talent earned him a scholarship to North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he quickly became a standout football player and team captain. While participating in collegiate athletics, Gray maintained a 3.0 GPA and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management. Upon completion of his collegiate career, Gray played four years of professional football but found his way back home.

After completing his career as a professional athlete, Gray traveled the country training individuals in health, nutrition, and holistic wellness through yoga and weight training programs before setting his sights on his return back home to East Alabama. Armed with education, professional experience, and purpose, Gray, better known to many clients, customers, and friends as "Mr. EYG" returned to Alabama as a small businessman founded Elevate Your Grind Inc., a health and wellness brand, which assists individuals in the Southeast Region in connecting with the strength within to become more productive individuals in their everyday lives. Focusing on developing the mind, body, and soul through training and preparation in the areas of health, education, and leadership development, Gray has assisted many individuals with transforming into a more aware, healthy, and uplifted versions of themselves. A successful entrepreneur ready to give back in a greater way, Gray owns and operates a fast-growing sports and fashion apparel company that merchandise markets span throughout the United States and Canada.

After returning back home armed with the tools to make a sustainable impact in the business community, Gray formed EYG, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3), as a way to begin giving back to the community in a greater way. Through his nonprofit, Gray has developed and managed health and wellness programs and training, youth athletic camps, children feeding programs, community nonviolence and alternative dispute awareness rallies, and community development projects throughout East Alabama. But with that engagement, Gray became further concerned that the lack of noticeable productivity in the community has a direct correlation to the lack of grabbing hold to viable opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship. With that in mind, Gray purchased and converted the property of his late great-grandfather, Lottie B.

Curtis, into a special-use development to provide the Jeter community with improved access to local business development assistance, mental health and wellness services for workforce development, and became actively involved with the planning by City of Opelika to provide updated community facilities and outdoor spaces for the residents of Ward 2.

Today, Gray has been engaged in community development and improvements throughout Opelika, with an emphasis on collaborating with political leadership to bring about change impoverished areas within District 83. In his successes that have brought about change, Gray has served on the advisory board for the Opelika Community of Hope, Opelika High School Career Tech, Lee-Russell Ombudsman, and Opelika Ward 2. In addition to his responsibilities as a board member, Gray is a member of the 100 Black Men of Opelika/Auburn and Greater Peace Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. Clifford E. Jones is the pastor. Gray has been honored with the distinction of being an Opelika Chamber of Commerce's 20 Under 40 Alumnus, Alpha Kappa Alpha Humanitarian Award recipient, recipient of the Golden Rule Lodge Community Involvement Award, and presented small business development and health and wellness lectures to area chambers of commerce, hospital administrations, mental health providers, elderly care service organizations, local school districts, social clubs, and athletic teams.