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Vinnie Testa

Contact info: vtesta@comcast.net

Office sought: Town Council  

What is your dream for Wallingford?

I envision a revitalized downtown that will promote small businesses and encourage more young professional people to establish residence in that area. I would like to see the town embrace technology in its business functions and be more user-friendly for residents and businesses. We should develop ways to make broadband access more affordable for all schoolchildren. I would like to develop more fruitful public-private partnerships designed to promote businesses and upgrade and beautify the transit and parking areas. I support a renovation of the Community Pool. I want to see the town promoting and participating in green energy projects.

How do we get there?

We get there by listening to people from all perspectives and developing a far-ranging vision of where we want to be. Then, we develop short and long-term plans to reach our objectives with specific targets and timeframes. We need to engage with State and Federal Representatives to pursue any and all grant opportunities to improve infrastructure and develop programs to support small businesses, start-ups, as well as make housing affordable for or young people who we need to stay in town and build their lives here.

Please list some of the experience that will help us get there.

Vinnie Testa Age: 61 Occupation/employer: Teacher/Lyman Hall H.S. Education: B.S., Fairfield University * Born in Wallingford; Wallingford Schools Graduate * B.S. from Fairfield University * Wallingford Town Council - 16 years * Wallingford Board of Education - 8 years * Wallingford Wetlands Commission - 2 years * CCD Teacher and Lector at Most Holy Trinity Church * Wallingford Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors (Past) * Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Lyman Hall H.S. * Founding Coach of Wallingford Triton Lacrosse * Youth Baseball, Basketball, Soccer Coach

Schools

I will continue to support funding necessary for the school system to achieve its strategic goals based on clear ongoing discussions regarding the needs, programs, and results reported to us.

Community Pool

I support the completion of the full renovation project that was approved by the Town Council and subsequently vetoed by the Mayor.



Vinnie Testa

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