Advisory Council

Legal-Alex Mainetti (local attorney)

Finance- James Maher, CPA (former Managing Partner US Assurance Services- Pricewaterhouse Coopers)

Economic Development(ED)- Vic Christopher (former ED Troy NY & Dynamo behind Troy’s current development)

Communications/Marketing- Andrea McKenna- former Marketing Director Dunkin’ Donuts, Talbots, et al.

Internet Technologies- Ryan LaConture

DPW-Mike Schupp(Retired Kingston Superintendent Public Works) & Henry Rua(Retired Ulster County Deputy Commissioner Highways & Bridges)

Property Tax Assessment- Bill Berardi (local CPA and former Kingston Local Development Corporation Board), John Hoyt (local attorney and property tax assessment expert)

Fire-Jim Berardi (current fireman)

Education- Fred Wadnola (Former Assistant Kingston City Schools Superintendant)

Mental Health- Dennis Pitcock (Former VP Finance- Kingston Hospital)

Urban Planning- Cree Quaker (NYU Graduate-Urban Planning),

Community Beautification- Gary LaConture (First Kingston Beautification Award Winner)

Uptown Business Liaison- Dominick Vanacore (Owner Dominick’s and Dream Weavers

Midtown – Mike Feiden (Owner Feiden’s Appliances) & Steven Markle (Owner Madison Kitchen Designs)

Downtown- Karen Vetere

Generation X- Stef Sanzi

Millennials- Ryan LaConture

Generation Z- Riley Dart, Malcolm Grover

As a born and bred Kingstonian, Vince is relying upon knowledgeable individuals who share a life-long love of our city, as well as newcomers who bring a fresh eye to form this very important component of his platform.