Meet The

Sector Reps

Steve Virkler

Sector Representing:  Parent

Occupation: Aging specialist, Lewis County Office for the Aging

Town/Hamlet of Residence: Denmark

Why did you join UP!?: I was asked to represent Office for the Aging on the coalition but was very interested as I had previously served on a grassroots committee to address the opioid epidemic.

What are some positive things for the youth in this community?: This is a beautiful, relatively safe area, and some of the more urban amenities aren’t that far away.

What are some changes you wish to see in the community?: Increased job opportunities are always welcome, so long as they fit the nature of the community.

What does the word “COMMUNITY” mean to you?: It means neighbors helping neighbors. Finding ways to help those in need.

What is your favorite season?: Summer and early fall.

If you could have one super power, what would you choose?: The ability to slow down time.

What words of wisdom would you pass on to your childhood self?: Be more assertive and confident, but not at the expense of others.

What’s your favorite book you have ever read?: “The Chronicles of Narnia,” by C.S. Lewis

Who is your personal hero? Why?: My late father. He set a great example of what it means to be a man of faith, as well as a good husband and father.

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