Aide to The Grand Marshal

Edward R. Grayson
Grand Council of United Emerald Societies Aide to the Grand Marshal

Edward Grayson is the proud son of two public servants Ed and Margaret Grayson of Ridgewood Queens and traces his Irish heritage through his grandmother to County Longford. Edward Grayson joined the New York City Department of Sanitation in 1999 as a Sanitation Worker assigned to Queens West 3. Throughout his 22-year career he was promoted steadily and held many field commands posts in Queens, and eventually was promoted to the Borough Operations Superintendent. In 2009, he was promoted Deputy Chief assigned to the Operations Management Division where he was part of the team that developed the GPS program for fleet deployment in Snow Storm & Emergency Response Operations. In 2012, he was promoted Assistant Chief of Operations, and post-Super Storm Sandy, he led the team in charge of supply lines for fuel, emergency equipment, and supplemental staffing needed in impacted communities in Queens, Brooklyn & Staten Island. In 2015, he was promoted Chief of Operations and led the response to the Jonas Blizzard in January 2016, the single largest snowstorm in NYC history to date. In September 2017, he was promoted to the Rank of Four-Star Chief, and Director of the Bureau of Cleaning and Collection. Since March of 2020, he’s led the Department’s Response Operations to the COVID-19 Pandemic. In September 2020, he became Acting Commissioner and in December 2020, he was named the 44th Commissioner of New York City Department of Sanitation.

Ed and his wife Darlene have been married 15 years and are the proud parents of two children, Eddie and Hope.