“I think it’s important for people to give back. I’ve been very fortunate, and I think it’s my responsibility to pass that along to the next generation so they can have a chance for a great life.”
Chris Snyder has played an active role in serving the community of Steuben County for most of his life. He was born and raised here, and he attended high school at Fremont. Chris attended Fremont High School, then studied Business Administration at IPFW. After college, Chris worked for Hooks Drugs, which owned drug stores in various locations. He and his wife, Tina, decided to move back to Steuben County so their two children could go to school and grow up here.
Chris joined the family business, Snyder’s Culligan Water, which was started by his grandfather initially. He has been working for the town of Fremont for the past 13 years. Through his work
here, he came in contact with SCCF for various economic development and community projects. When he was asked to join the SCCF board of directors 2 years ago, it was a natural fit.
He hopes that SCCF can help people have a chance for quality education, job training, and a better life going forward. Chris thinks Steuben County is special because the people who live here are working hard to make it a better place for both longtime residents and newcomers. He also thinks the location has many advantages, including the natural resources, limited traffic, and a generally slower pace of life.
In addition to the SCCF board of directors, Chris has served on the Steuben County Fiber Network board, the Cameron Memorial Community Hospital Foundation board of directors, Steuben County Economic Development Corporation board, United Way, United Methodist Church of Fremont, Fremont Chamber of Commerce (where he has served in multiple leadership roles) and was a football coach at Fremont High School for 20 years.
Chris and his wife, Tina, have been married for 36 years. They have two grown children, Carrie and Alex. In their free time, Chris and Tina have been enjoying their roles as grandparents and spending time on the lakes.