Candidate Bio

Gregory S. Seidel

Gregory S. SeidelGreg Seidel, Vice President and Chief Engineer at The Balmoral Group, has lived in Winter Park since 1998. A Florida native, Greg grew up in Altamonte Springs and attended Lake Mary High School. He earned both his bachelor’s and his master’s degrees in engineering from Lehigh University. 

Seidel has more than 25 years’ experience in engineering, with a focus on roadway design and stormwater management. He served on the Winter Park Utility Advisory from 2008 to 2014 and was chairman from 2010 to 2014. Seidel also serves on the Glenridge Middle School Advisory Council. He is active in the Children’s Home Society and the First United Methodist Church of Winter Park. 

Seidel and his wife Valerie have two daughters, a dog and a cat. They enjoy football, camping, kayaking, boating, wind surfing and traveling. 

Q: Why are you running? 

A: I am running because I feel called to serve my city. A lot of the issues that the city is facing right now, with regards to development, traffic, and infrastructure decisions are well aligned with my background. I can bring that expertise to the issues at hand. 

Q: Recognizing the consistent and diligent efforts of the current Commission, if elected, what will you do that will differ from or add to those things already being done? 

A: As a long-time Winter Park resident, I appreciate that residents are passionate about the city and that discussions can become heated. I am an even-keeled person, willing to listen to both sides of any issue, and strive for fairness. I think I can bring balance to some of the critical discussions facing the city by asking good questions and providing useful input. 

Q: What are the three most important planks in your platform? 

A: Smart economic development, addressing traffic issues, and accelerating the undergrounding. 

Q: What three things do you wish to change if you are elected? 

A: More consensus building, more research and study on Commission decisions, and improved water quality in our lakes.

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