Steve was elected to the Fairview City Council in November 2020. Prior to serving on the City Council, Steve served many years on the Parks & Recreation and Public Safety Advisory Committees. Councilor Marker's current position will term December 31, 2024.
Councilor Marker has led an interesting life, with 20 years in the Navy, which brought him to live for a total of 13 years in Japan and Hawaii. He ran a youth center in Pearl Harbor and started his DJ work there on weekends. After he retired from the service, he worked at FedEx, driving for 23 of 24 years with the company. He liked the work, but the hours kept him from serving on the city council – a long-time goal. What brought him to Fairview was his father-in law was a general contractor and built his home here 21 years ago.
Prior to serving on City Council, Councilor Marker was an active member of the Parks & Recreation and Public Safety Advisory Committees. He helped organize Fairview’s First Annual Kids Free Fishing Day, assisted with managing the stocking schedule with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for Salish Ponds, and has volunteered to help at events like the Annual Tree Lighting and annual paper shredding event. His commitment to his community earned him Fairview’s Bonita Jenkins Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2018.
Councilor Marker is also an Elder and member of Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church.