United States Navy veteran Michael P. Vinciguerra announced he is seeking a four-year term as a Village of Fredonia Trustee.
"We must maintain a strong infrastructure of our roads, water pipes or waste water treatment," Vinciguerra said, "and we must provide police and fire service to our residents. The essential services must be provided in a cost effective way."
Vinciguerra explained, "In order to accomplish our goals, we need to look at how we do things. Department heads need to be at board meetings ready to respond to concerns of the public and the board. We should share services where it makes sense. We need to keep our business community healthy, because no one wants the flu."
Vinciguerra is endorsed by the Fredonia Republican Party and the Independent Concord Party.
Private investment in homes is also important to protect our quality of life. Vinciguerra said, "Together we must find ways to encourage private homeowners to improve their property without huge assessment increases, much like the business community receives."
"My life experiences will help lead Fredonia through the difficult economic times we all must face together," Vinciguerra said.
While in the Navy, Vinciguerra served as an engineman, Petty Officer 3rd Class (en3SS) aboard the submarine USS Trigger SS564. Returning to civilian life he worked in the metals industry, on the railroads, then for Nestle Purina and also Chadwick Bay Construction.
"I retired from Nestle Purina as a maintenance supervisor," he said. "I dealt daily with energy usage, environmental issues and hazardous materials. My private sector experience will help me deal with numerous governmental agencies and operations from the government side." Later, Working for Chadwick Bay Construction, Vinciguerra was responsible for oversight on school renovation projects.
Vinciguerra has served the public for eight years as the Pomfret Town Constable.
Active in the community, Vinciguerrra is president of the Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and Veterans Park Memorial. He is a member of the American Legion Post 1344, the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 89, and the Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club.
Vinciguerra was a member of the United Steel Workers (South Buffalo Railway) and the United Aluminum workers (Kaiser Aluminum).
An avid hunter and fisher, Vinciguerra belongs to the National Rifle Association, is a scuba diver, and holds a pilot license and membership in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. And when the weather permits, he enjoys his motorcycle.
Vinciguerra and his family reside at 509 West Main St.