Steve Miklos was elected to the Folsom City Council in November 1994 and currently serves as mayor. He previously served as mayor in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2016; and as vice mayor in 1996, 1997, 2008, 2012 and 2015.
Steve actively addresses Folsom’s traffic needs by securing state and federal funds for local projects including the Folsom-Auburn Road Widening Project, the Highway 50/Empire Ranch Road Interchange, the extension of light rail to Historic Folsom, and the completed Riley Street extension. His lobbying efforts also helped secure funding for the Prairie City Interchange, Lake Natoma Crossing and Folsom Lake Crossing. He has endorsed key local infrastructure projects including the Orangevale Avenue Bridge rehabilitation, Johnny Cash Trail, Historic District parking structure, Folsom Fire Department headquarters building, and Green Valley Road widening.
Steve is currently the vice president of the Association of California Cities Aligned with Public Safety (ACCAPS), and has been a director since 2000. He served as president in 2010 and 2011, as vice president in 2009 and 2010.
In recent years, Steve served as chairman of the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) and chairman of the Folsom Redevelopment Agency Board. He is a director and former chair of the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG). He also served as chair of the Sacramento Transportation Authority, the Folsom El Dorado County JPA and the Capital Southeast Connector JPA.
Steve recognizes the importance of providing recreational opportunities within the city limits and has been a long-time advocate for Folsom’s public parks, extensive trail network and open space. He helped negotiate the dedication of more than 47 acres of open space donated to the City in the Humbug-Willow Creek corridor, endorsed the construction of the Folsom Aquatics Center and the Empire Ranch Golf Course, and supported the building of the Georgia Murray Library building, the Senior and Arts Center at 48 Natoma, and the Folsom Sports Complex. He also launched Folsom’s Community Service Day, the popular Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament to raise funds for The Cave Teen Centers, started the annual Mayor’s Ride to the Capitol during May is Bike Month, and developed the Art-in-the Mayor’s Office program.
Steve has served as Chair of the Folsom Economic Development Corporation (FEDCorp) three times, and has served as a director every year since the organization was founded in 1996. He is a director of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Folsom Historical Society, a member of Rotary International, and a longtime supporter and sponsor of many Folsom youth sports and civic organizations.