Vito Acquafredda, Democratic Candidate for Town Council in River Edge
2012 will be Acquafredda’s first run for town council after serving four terms on the Regional Board of Education
Name : Mr. Vito Acquafredda
Date of birth : 09 October 1954
Place of residence : River Edge, NJ 07661
Attended college : Yes
College : City College of New York CCNY
Degree : BS Major Architecture and BA Bachelor of Architecture
Year of graduation : 1977 and 1978
Job titles held : Architect Project Executive
Employers : CSR Construction Group
Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Town Council
Chamber/district: CD 38th; RE Voting 7th
Previous elective offices : Trustee River Dell Board of Education elected four times.
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None
Address PO Box 75
Twitter : RiverEdgeDemocrats@Twitter.com
Acquafredda was born in Italy and moved to the United States with his family as a teenager. He graduated from City College of New York (CCNY) in 1978 with Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture Degrees and obtained his Architectural license in New York State in 1983 and in New Jersey State in 1994
He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and of the New Jersey Northern League of Architects. Employed with CSR Group in Nutley NJ as Project Executive in Design and Construction in the field of Architecture with over 30 years of experience. He and his wife Francesca moved to River Edge from Fort Lee in 1987 and have two children Anthony (Muhlenberg 2007) and Emanuela Lucia (The George Washington University 2011)
He was nominated to the River Edge Zoning Board of Adjustment in 1994 and served on it until 2010, ending a 16 year run of service the Borough while deliberating on hundreds of applications; held elected Chairman and Vice-Chair of the Zoning Board for several years. He was nominated in 2012 and currently a Class IV member of the River Edge Planning Board.
Acquafredda has served on the River Edge Traffic and Safety Committee and is an elected Trustee of the River Dell Regional School District grades 7-12 since 2002, served 3 years as President and 3 years as Vice-President. On the Board of Education he has been named to and chaired several committees including Referendum, Curriculum, Building and Grounds, Athletics, Campus Facilities, Policy, Community Relations and Contract Negotiations and Chief School Administrator search Committee. He is a member of New Jersey State School Board Nominating Committee and of the State Delegates Assembly representing Bergen County and a certified Master Board Member based on Board Education Credits received.
He coached River Edge Little League Teams while his son played in the system, joined River Edge Recreation Soccer Program and the Black Hawks Travel Team and stayed on as coach of Boys teams from 1991 through 2003. Member of the board of each club and president of each organization. Liaison between the local soccer organizations and the River Dell School Scholarships Awards. Level seven (7) Soccer Referee and Level D soccer coaching license by USSFA. Member Saint Peter Apostle Parish: held stewardship of time positions to serve as called upon.