Trustees

 

Trustee
Gregory Rinaldi
grinaldi@villageofminoa.com

I am very thankful and honored for the opportunity to serve the Minoa community as a Village Trustee.  I have lived in the local community all my life and moved to Minoa 5 years ago.  I have been blessed with a happy, healthy son Gavin who is now 7 years old and is growing way too fast.  I am the president and owner of Superior Seal & Paving, Inc. and have been proud to serve the community for over 25 years.  My service to the community includes:

Appointed Village of Minoa Trustee (2016-present)

  • Delivers Meal on Wheels (10+ years)
  • Board member of the Jim Marshall Foundation (3 years)
  • ES-M Youth sports public relations advisor
  • 1999 Syracuse Chamber of Commerce business of the year
  • 2013 Manlius Chamber of Commerce business person of the year
  • 2015 Honorary Member of the Volunteer Minoa Fire Department, Inc.
  • Inducted to Fayetteville-Manlius Hall of Fame
  • ULA Upstate Chapter hall of fame inductee
  • Founder & developer of all 4 Trappers restaurants (Trappers Pizza Pub, Trappers II, Stingers Pizza Pub, The Wildcat)
  • Pop Warner football coach for F-M & ES-M Eagles for a total of 7 years
  • ES-M Youth sports coach (2 years)
  • YMCA Youth basketball coach (2 years)
  • Rutgers University 1st team All-American lacrosse player

  • My Village of Minoa responsibilities include:
     Department of Public Works (including Garbage Pickup, Disposal and Recycling), Building & Grounds, Village Parks, Celebrations - Fall Festival, Minoa Farms, ESM Youth Sports, Business Community.


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Trustee
Eric Christensen
echristensen@villageofminoa.com

I’m honored and thankful for the opportunity that the Village of Minoa residents have given me to serve them as a Village Trustee. In the future, I look forward to hearing any comments or suggestions that will help prosper our Village.

My wife Marlene and I have been married for 26 years and have lived in Minoa for the past 24 years at 61 Windebank Lane where we have raised our son Kyle.

I am currently a member of the New York Conference of Mayors and the Onondaga County Association of Mayors and Village Officials.

My Village of Minoa responsibilities include: Wastewater Treatment Plant / (CERF) with Trustee Champagne, Village of Minoa Historical Society, Town of Manlius Historical Society, Celebrations - Memorial Day, Hope for Heather Race, Christmas and Critical Response Committee.

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Trustee
John Abbott
jabbott@villageofminoa.com

I am honored to serve as your Trustee. I have been a resident of Minoa for 40 years. I have been a member of the Minoa Fire Dept. since 1976 I started as a junior fireman and became an active full time fireman in 1979, until 1984. I rejoined the fire department again in 1991and served as president, vice president and a member of the Board of Directors for over 15 years. I also have chaired the Field Days, Clambakes and family picnics. I received a Bachelor's Degree from the Culinary Institute of America in 1986. Following completion of my degree I worked in Georgia and Alabama and in 1990 became the Executive Chef at CCR of Rochester, NY. In 1991 I started Abbott's Catering which I still run today. In 1999 Received Live Saving Award from Minoa Fire Dept. for saving a young man's life, 2004 - Presidential Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service from the Town of Manlius PBA, 2006 - Life Member of the Minoa Fire Department, 2010 - Honoree Minoa Fire Department for many years of service.

My Village of Minoa responsibilities include: Fire/ EMS Commissioner, Celebrations - Halloween, Police Committee, Safety Committee, Critical Response Committee. Golden age and Library.