Joseph G. Pinto
Republican Joseph G. Pinto was appointed by the six-member board on February 3 to fill a vacancy left by Councilman Angelo A. Delligatti, who became a district court judge in January. Pinto is a Massapequa Park Village Trustee, Certified Public Accountant and community activist.
"I have loved serving the citizens of Massapequa Park and look forward to being able to work with Supervisor Venditto and the entire Town Board to continue to improve the quality of life for all residents of the Town of Oyster Bay," Pinto said.
Pinto, who was first appointed to the Village of Massapequa Park's Planning Commission in 1998, served as a trustee for the village from 1999 to 2009, spending the last six of those years as the village's deputy mayor. During his time with the village, he was instrumental in revitalizing village parks and in creating a discounted taxi service for senior residents.
Pinto also served as Deputy Commissioner for the Town of Oyster Bay Department of Public Works, the town's largest department. DPW provides such services as road maintenance, sanitation collection and disposal, recycling, environmental control and management of the town's animal shelter. Utilizing his CPA background, Pinto maintained the budget for all town engineering projects and interacted with other departments when funding was necessary.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Pinto attended Xaverian High School and Pace University, where he received the Robert W. Okerson Award for Most Outstanding Four-Year Student. In 1986, upon graduation from Pace University with a BBA CPA, Pinto accepted a position with Woodbury CPA firm Deloitte, Haskins, and Sells, during which time he moved to Long Island. Throughout his career, his lists of clients include the United States Department of Defense, New York State Dormitory Authority, the School Construction Authority of New York City, and the New York City Department of Design and Construction.
Pinto is involved in his hometown community, coaching Little League baseball for 26 years, with more than two decades of that time being devoted to the youth of the community through his involvement with the Massapequa International Little League.
"Baseball became so much more than a hobby to me at a very young age, and as a coach I feel I've given that experience back to so many young people," Councilman Pinto said. "Whether it's on the field or in the office, helping others is what it's all about."
Pinto will be up for re-election in November.
Pinto and his wife Janis live in Massapequa Park with their three sons, Joseph, Matthew and Vincent.