- Steve has firm roots in Naperville, dating back 54 years.
- After graduating from Naperville Central, Steve went on to attend Northern Illinois University. While working his way through school, Steve started a small tile shop in Naperville called Great Western Tile; now known as Great Western Flooring – one of the area’s leading specialty flooring stores.
- Steve and his wife Julie have a blended family of seven children – all born and raised in Naperville.
In 2011 Steve was elected to the Naperville City Council – his desire to serve the town in which he grew up was encouraged by his wife and family. They knew his calm demeanor, patience and strong business sense would be an asset to the Council and community alike.
As a long-time resident, successful local business owner, community volunteer and member of City Council Steve understands and advocates for the issues important to us, our community and our families.
Steve’s leadership in the community includes:
- 360 Youth and Family Services; served two terms from 1999-2005
- Naperville Responds For Our Veterans; Founding member and past secretary of the executive committee; currently serving as honorary board member
- Friends Achieving Solutions Today (FAST); Founding member for community activist group that created the first skate park for teens
- Downtown Naperville Alliance (DNA); Board member
- Special Events and Cultural Amenities (SECA); Board member 2009-2011 and now City Council liaison
- Chamber of Commerce Legislative Steering Committee
- DuPage Mayors and Managers Board