Steve Noble was born and raised in the City of Kingston. He attended the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, graduating with a degree in Environmental Science in 2004. He returned to Kingston and began his ten year career at the City of Kingston’s Parks and Recreation Department, serving as an Environmental Educator and then as an Environmental Operations Specialist. During his tenure with the department, he secured millions of dollars in grant funding to expand recycling in Kingston, to support infrastructure and transportation projects, and to develop and sustain innovative youth programming, including the area’s premier environmental education programs. Steve left the department when he was elected Mayor of Kingston and began his term on January 1, 2016, with the commitment of building an open and accessible form of government, one that is based on the principles of professionalism, respect, and inclusiveness. Steve’s commitment to public service extends beyond his career with the City of Kingston; in addition to being the co-founder of the Kingston Land Trust, he has held leadership positions with the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, Environmental Management Council, and the Hudson River Estuary Management Committee.