Born and raised in Whitehorse, Steve Roddick was elected as a City Councillor in 2018 at the age of 33. He holds a bachelors in political science from St Francis Xavier University and a masters in public and international affairs from the University of Ottawa. His work in public policy and governance has included stints with federal, territorial and First Nations governments, but helping Yukoners understand and respond to climate change has been his main professional focus.
Steve’s interest in city politics stems from years of political engagement and advocacy, and a long-standing commitment to progressive social and environmental change. Over the years he has personally lobbied and volunteered with local, national and international organizations to advocate for environmental sustainability, youth empowerment, refugee resettlement, and affordable housing. As a co-founder of White Ribbon Yukon, Steve's community engagement has focused largely on encouraging men to take more responsibility and action to address violence against women.
Living Downtown, Steve loves running with his dog along the escarpment and Yukon River trail systems, and snowboarding, rock climbing, and fly fishing with friends and family in and around our Wilderness City.