Born in Montreal in 1945.
In 1974, was Co-Chief Negotiator of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, negotiating on behalf of the Northern Quebec Inuit Association. He later worked for the Makivik Corporation, which represents the Inuit of Nunavik,
Holding joint U.S.-Canadian citizenship, Greg spent much of his life in Alaska, where he specialized in fisheries management.
I knew him here in Juneau when we worked on a committee attempting to start a food co-op here in downtown Juneau(this was prompted by the announced closure of the only supermarket in the downtown area-the co-op attempt became moot when another supermarket came in).
this summer, on the day of the filing deadline, Greg challenged the incumbent mayor for re-election(no one else had filed against the guy).
Running one of the most positive campaigns in local history, Greg was elected this October in a landslide.
On November 30th(about one month into his term), despite being in apparently excellent health, Greg dropped dead of a heart attack in his home on Starr Hill in Juneau(about five blocks from the spot I am writing this post). His son found his body later that day. Greg Fisk was a very young, very vigorous 70 years old.
(I've chosen not to post the news links about his death because initially, they weren't sure why he died, and since there were some bruises on his body from the uncontrolled fall he took-he apparently died instantly-the stories leave the impression that foul play was possible.)