Sag Harbor native Gregory N. Ferraris has been selected to receive the fourth annual Community Service Award from the Sag Harbor Partnership.
This award, which recognizes outstanding service to Sag Harbor and its community, is being given to Ferraris for “his generosity in supporting many community endeavors, as well as having served as Sag Harbor’s Mayor,” wrote the Partnership in a press release issued Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Ferraris is a graduate of Pierson High school and LIU-C.W. Post College where he earned a Bachelor of Accounting degree. He began his career as a certified public accountant in 1991 after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from Long Island University, starting out as a tax and audit manager at a midsize CPA firm in Boston before returning to his hometown to form the firm of Bandicci, Katz and Ferraris.
Aside from being a CPA and a member of AICPA and NYSSCPA’s, Mr. Ferraris has also committed to his civic duty for the community by serving on several boards including the Sag Harbor Village Board of Trustees, the village Planning Board and the village Ethics Board, numerous community boards including the John Jermain Memorial Library Board of Trustees and the boards of Bay Street Theater, the Sag Harbor Charity Cup Challenge and the Mashashimuet Park board.
Currently, Mr. Ferraris is the President and Treasurer of the Sag Harbor Community Housing Trust, the Reutershan Educational Trust and Peconic Landing at Southold, Inc., a New York registered CCRC.
“Gregory has been a real mainstay of our community and a true leader, both as Mayor and for having generously assisted so many not-for-profits,” said Partnership co-founder Susan Mead. “He has involved himself in the most important issues we have faced as a Village, like overdevelopment, affordable housing, and education.”
The Sag Harbor Partnership Community Service Award dinner is being be hosted and underwritten by Baron’s Cove in Sag Harbor on November 2.