About Greg Seidel
In Greg’s words, “I feel I have been called to serve. I grew up in this area, and have seen a lot of change. In my opinion, the major issues facing our city during this term will be in transportation, economic development, and quality of life. As someone who has been directly involved in transportation and water-related engineering for decades, I bring a solid grasp of the current and long-term implications of the decisions facing our City. I believe we can hold on to what Winter Parkers hold dear and move the city forward, if we ask the right questions, gain consensus, and keep our priorities clear.”
Greg is an owner of a civil engineering and economic consulting firm in Winter Park; the firm employs 20 professionals in an office just off Park Avenue. As one who started a company from scratch, he understand the decisions that face business owners and business investment decisions. He has also lived and worked overseas, and in many communities in Florida and other states; he has experienced other approaches to community issues, and has developed an open mind and even-keeled style to achieve consensus on important decisions.
Greg graduated from Lake Mary High School. He earned his Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering at Lehigh University, and after gaining Florida experience, returned to Lehigh to gain his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering. He and his wife moved to Sydney, Australia and he worked in Australian engineering, advancing his experience. Along with two other partners, they now own and operate an Australian arm of their firm.
Greg and his wife have two children. As a concerned parent, Greg joined the School Advisory Council at Glenridge Middle School, and has been consistently engaged. Among the ideas he brought forward to the SAC was a summer reading program for rising sixth grade students with below-grade reading levels; the program was implemented (by others) successfully to benefit primarily lower-income students.
Greg attends First United Methodist Church, and is an ardent supporter of Children’s Home Society. He and his wife have supported charitable organizations in arts and history, animal welfare, and child welfare.
As a father, Greg has come to know his daughter’s friends from all parts of the city. Winter Park has an amazing mix of demographics, which is part of its charm. Maintaining opportunity for all residents of the city is important to maintaining the identity of Winter Park.
How I see it:
Priorities for Winter Park
As your Commissioner, I have supported, and will continue to support these issues: