The Folsom City Council unanimously elected Steve Miklos as mayor and Jeff Starsky as vice mayor during the Dec. 10 Special City Council meeting. They will serve one year terms effective immediately.
“I am honored that my fellow Council members elected me to serve as Folsom’s mayor for the coming year,” said Miklos. “I look forward to guiding the City through the challenges ahead and enhancing our community’s outstanding quality of life.”
Miklos has served on the Folsom City Council since 1994, including eight terms as mayor and four terms as vice mayor.
He is a director and former chair of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments and president of the Association of California Cities Aligned with Public Safety. He has also served as chair of the Local Agency Formation Commission, the Sacramento Transportation Authority, the Folsom El Dorado County JPA and the Elk Grove/El Dorado County Connector JPA. He is chair of the Folsom Economic Development Corporation.
Miklos is a licensed California Real Estate Broker who started Bentley Mortgage and Real Estate Services in Folsom in 1987. He is a retired paramedic/firefighter.
Starsky has served on the City Council since 2000, including two terms as mayor. He has represented Folsom on the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District for 12 years and served two years as the board's chairman.
He also serves as the City’s representative on the Capital Southeast Connector Joint Powers Authority and served as chairman in 2011. Starsky also sits as the City’s representative on the Sacramento County Criminal Justice Cabinet, a multi-jurisdictional forum dealing with law enforcement issues.