|Steve and his wife, Theresa, are 22-year residents of Newton and reside in Waban with their two daughters. Their daughters went to the Zervas Elementary School and presently attend Oak Hill and Newton South. Steve is an active parent volunteer in their school communities.
Professionally, Steve is the founder and owner of Siegel Associates, Inc., a Newton-based structural engineering firm.
His school and municipal activities include:
- Elected member of the Oak Hill Middle School Council, an advisory board to Principal Eva Thompson;
- Member of the newly formed Newton STEM Council which is advocating for a stronger science, technology, engineering, and math focus in NPS;
- Math tutor of an NPS 5th grader;
- 2009 Candidate for the Ward 5 seat of the Newton School Committee;
- Leader of Mayor Setti Warren’s Transition Team on Infrastructure focused on studying current maintenance practice and procedures in school and city buildings;
- Member of Green Decade’s Newton High Performance Building Coalition, an independent group of design and construction professionals engaged in identifying and instituting best practices for energy management and conservation within Newton’s public buildings. Their specific focus has been on the management of Newton’s NORESCO project;
- Citizen-member of Mayor Warren’s search committees that identified Building Commissioner Stephanie Gilman, Supervisor of Maintenance Steve Regan, and DPW Commissioner Dave Turocy.
Steve is also a periodic contributor of guest opinion columns in the Newton TAB.
In each of the last 27 years, Steve has been a fundraising rider in the Pan Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), a cycling event to benefit cancer research. For the last 16 years, he has been a PMC crew chief volunteer.
Steve served on the board of Congregation Dorshei Tzedek for 8 years in roles as chair of the Fundraising and Space Committees, and as a member of the Executive Committee. He also was a participant in the congregation’s 2-year strategic planning process.