Q&A with new Northern Kentucky Chamber President Trey Grayson

N.Ky. Voice: New chamber prez says It's a new day

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. – After a few years in Boston, Mass., Dixie High School alum and former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson and his family are back in Northern Kentucky to make a go at a positive economic impact for the region he calls home.

The man who said he used to get back issues of The Kentucky Post mailed to him at college because it was a piece of home, apologized for a tardy entrance Tuesday morning, explaining to the roundtable of chamber folks and media that before he left his parents’ house--his temporary residence--his mom insisted on proudly taking a photo of her son ‘the president.'

On his first official day as the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce president, the Edgewood, Ky., native gave his take on CVG and its board, the riverfront development, Brent Spence tolls, and the toll that heroin is having on the community — while talking about his political future in Kentucky.

While donning a duck tie and touting a wicked Donald Duck impression, Grayson promised to do his best to build a better Northern Kentucky and a bridge, literally and figuratively, across the Ohio River.

“The river is not very wide,” Grayson said. “Northern Kentucky is the heart of Kentucky—we are Cincinnati and we are Kentucky.”

WCPO Insiders can learn about what keeps the 42-year-old president up at night, including two daughters and what he calls the ‘budget battles’; as well as what his No. 1 priority is when tackling his new regional position.


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