Steve was born and raised in the city of Kingston. In 2004, he received his bachelor’s degree in environmental science from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He also holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Marist College, which he earned in 2019. Steve has been married for 20 years to his wife, Julie, and their son attends Kingston City Schools.

Steve has been Working for Kingston for almost two decades. In 2004, he began his career with the City of Kingston’s Parks and Recreation Department, serving first as an Environmental Educator and later as an Environmental Operations Specialist. During his tenure with the department, he secured millions of dollars in grant funding to expand recycling in Kingston, support infrastructure and transportation projects, and develop innovative youth programming, including the area’s premier environmental education programs.

His love for improving our community led to his decision to run for Mayor in 2015. 

Since taking office, Steve has tackled the city’s toughest issues while balancing fiscal responsibility. With all of the many competing interests, challenges, and opportunities affecting our city, his mission has been to move Kingston forward with both optimism and fact-based realism. He believes our continued success is dependent on fiscally smart governance, new and redeveloped housing for all, and improved infrastructure that will allow our City to grow and thrive.

Steve’s commitment to public service extends beyond his roles in city government: he is a co-founder of the Kingston Land Trust and he has held leadership positions with the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, Environmental Management Council, and the Hudson River Estuary Management Committee.

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