Hugh Holston is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Professionally, Hugh currently serves on the Greensboro City Council as a Councilmember At Large. Additionally, he serves as a Senior Project Manager with Old North State Medical Society. Previously, Hugh has served in leadership positions with Fortune 250 companies to include Wells Fargo, AT&T, and Lincoln Financial Group. His career skills include strategic planning, finance, accounts receivable, relationship management, client services, and project management.
Hugh has lived, worked, and engaged in Greensboro, North Carolina for over 30 years. His wife, Olymphia (LeGrand) Holston, is a native of Greensboro and graduated from Dudley High School. Hugh and his wife have an adult son, Jonathan, who currently works as a systems analyst. All three are alumni of UNC Chapel Hill.
Hugh is inspired by his favorite quote,
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.“
I am a problem solver, not a politician. With my Three Pillars for Progress, I am confident that my vision of 'Go B.I.G. - Believe in Greensboro' will result in solutions that have positive outcomes for the way that every existing and prospective resident and business lives, works, and engages in Greensboro. Over the years, I have established a track record of success building relationships, working in the community, and gaining invaluable local government experience to continue to support and benefit individuals and businesses in all of Greensboro.
I am uniquely positioned and prepared to lead and serve successfully for the benefit of all of Greensboro:
It is imperative that we take intentional action to maintain and protect Greensboro's residents and our reputation as a "family-friendly" city. Public safety is an important function of every municipality whether it's for existing or prospective residents and businesses.
We believe it's vitally important that the City of Greensboro regain and build upon the momentum of economic investment and expansion. Having a robust plan is essential. My plan will engage our residents and stakeholders in a collaborative effort with City resources.
We believe that Greensboro is only as strong as its citizens. Our plan is to be inclusive and encourage others to actively participate in the decisions of our neighborhoods and communities across the city as we build a better Greensboro together.
Go B.I.G. and (B)elieve (I)n (G)reensboro!
Pictured with Irving Zavaleta and Tara Sandercock
Hugh is committed to successful engagement and outcomes on a state, regional, and local level.
In addition to his recent appointment to the Greensboro City Council, Hugh’s community investment includes serving the community in the following capacities:
Pictured with Ray Flowers, Greensboro's first African-American Fire Chief