Steve Clinton has been a member of the Valley Conservation Council for nearly 20 years. He served as the Council’s Treasurer from 2016 through 2018.
A native of Pennsylvania, Clinton has been a resident of Botetourt County, Virginia, since 1974. He is currently serving in his 16th year as a member of the County Board of Supervisors. During his tenure on the Board, he has served five terms as chairman.
As a county supervisor, Clinton has dedicated himself to balanced growth, context-sensitive development, and preservation and promotion of our region’s history and heritage. His efforts have included promotion of the Lewis and Clark Eastern Legacy Trail; the expansion of archaeological research at Botetourt’s 18th century Greenfield Plantation; and the formation and organization of the Greenfield Historic Area Advisory Council.
Clinton is a registered professional engineer (retired). His career included 40 years at the Roanoke-based architectural engineering firm HSMM, where he was the firm’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. He also served as regional director and senior vice president at AECOM, a global Fortune 200 engineering and construction company; and as senior vice president and chief operating officer at Sebesta, a St. Paul, Minnesota-based engineering company.
Clinton serves on numerous boards and commissions, including the Research Investment Advisory Committee at Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology; the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission; and the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization of Roanoke Valley.
A military veteran, he spent 28 years in the United States Air Force and West Virginia Air National Guard. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The Citadel; a master’s degree in civil engineering from The University of Virginia; and a master’s degree in business administration from Radford University.
When he is not working on VCC projects or Botetourt County government, Steve is likely to be found hiking or canoeing; doing landscaping or gardening at his home; building furniture in his woodshop; or reading about American history and politics.
Steve has three grown children and six grandchildren. He and his wife Kathleen live in Daleville.