Greg Hyer has lived in the Town of Cross Plains for 40 years. He and his wife, Jane, raised 3 children in the Town who now live in Wisconsin, Georgia and Texas and have 4 grandchildren. He spent decades in senior budget, policy and leadership positions in Wisconsin State Government and was a principal in the development of University Research that supports science and technology companies and benefits the UW-Madison. He has been Chair of the Town of Cross Plains since 2009 and has advocated for preservation of the area's agricultural economy, Black Earth Creek; significant natural areas and, reliable, quality emergency services. He is a 30 year member of the National Ski Patrol providing outdoor emergency care at Tyrol Basin; a past President of Groundswell Conservancy that preserves special places forever where we live; and, enjoys fly-fishing, road cycling and camping.