Oral Histories

Greene County Archives staff has conducted oral histories of former Greene County employees to capture various aspects of the County's history. Each interview provides background of the creation or development of the departments discussed, and the goals and aspirations of the individuals and overall department. Below we have links to two interviews: Gillian Hill, former Archivist/Records Manager for Greene County; and Charles "Ed" Dressler, former Director of the Department of Recreation & Parks (now the Department of Parks & Trails). 

Gillian Hill in Archives in 2009 (JPG)

Gillian Hill

Gillian was the first Archivist/Records Manager for Greene County, managing the department when it opened in 1996. She remained with the County until she retired in 2014. In her oral history, Gillian provides a bit about how she became an archivist, what brought her to Greene County, and her experiences. Please feel free to view her oral history on our YouTube page!

Ed Dressler at the 1984 River Festival (JPG)

Charles "Ed" Dressler

Ed Dressler was the Director of Recreation & Parks (now Parks & Trails) in Greene County. Ed was instrumental in the development of Rails to Trails in Greene County, providing residents with the opportunity to use the paved trails network. In his oral history, Ed describes his background, what brought him to Greene County, his experiences, and some of his greatest accomplishments during his thirty-eight years of service to Greene County. You can view Ed's oral history on our YouTube page!