Steve has lived all over the world, but when he had a choice about where to reside, it was the beauty of our community that drew him back to Charlestown. But as a member of the Zoning Board, he has seen a constant chipping away at that beauty. Steve has grown concerned about the loss of local control due to DEM and CRMC decisions that threaten the environment and community character of our town. Steve believes the Town should take action to regain control over development in sensitive areas like flood plains and near wetlands.
Steven J. Williams – Town Council
Steve’s childhood years were spent in Charlestown while his father was in Naval Aviation stationed at Charlestown and Quonset Point. Though Steve’s career took his family overseas to live in Scandinavia, the Middle East, and the Caribbean, he has never lost touch with Charlestown and at retirement returned to Charlestown where he has owned a house for 34 years. Steve’s career experiences as a Project Controls Manager, in developing budgets, controlling costs, and planning large projects will have excellent applications as a Town Councilor. Steve wants to see Charlestown continue preserving its rural character and charm.
- Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, The Citadel
- Masters of Business Administration, California Coast University
- Out of college Steve worked as a photogrammetrist for the National Photographic Interpretation Center (NPIC) in Washington, DC.
- Steve switched careers to become a Project Control Manager for various engineering and construction firms building new large multi-million dollar projects in the petrochemical and power generation fields all over the world and the United States
- Responsible for the development of project budgets and controlling the costs of these projects
- Responsible for planning and maintaining the schedules of these projects
- Later Steve was involved with re-work projects designed to clean-up various emissions or recover harmful by-products of refineries or power plants
Military – USMC
- Vietnam Veteran, 3 Years active duty with the Marine Corps as an Infantry Platoon Leader
- United States Marine Corps Reserve, 17 years, retired as a Lieutenant colonel
- Charlestown Zoning Board 2015 – present
- Member of Parks and Recreation committee in a previous community
- Member of Library Committee in a previous community
- Steve enjoys shell fishing for clams, mussels, and oysters in our salt ponds; watching meteor showers from the breach ways on dark and starry nights; and observing the animal life and bird activities in our open spaces.
- Steve has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 45 years. Together they raised a son and a daughter and now have four grandchildren.
- Steve fully supports the CCA Platform for the 2016 election
- Steve wants to ensure that all of Ninigret Park remains available to all citizens of the town