West Haverstraw Village Mayor and the Board of Trustees

Mayor John F. Ramundo Jr.

John F. Ramundo was elected Mayor in November 2007, succeeding Edward P. Zugibe. A recently retired United Water executive, Mr. Ramundo has a long history of service to his country and community. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War and is the finance officer for Leo Laders American Legion Post 130. His service positions have included coaching in the Haverstraw Little League and St. Peter's CYO, and board positions with the United Way of Rockland and the Epilepsy Society of Southern NY. He previously served the Village as a Trustee and the Town of Haverstraw as a Councilman.

Trustee Frances Nardi

In 1994 Frances Nardi retired as a senior medical records clerk at Letchworth Developmental Center in Thiells, New York. She has served as a Village Trustee since 1994. In 2001 Mrs. Nardi founded the West Haverstraw Seniors Club and is currently its First Vice President. She was a North Rockland School Board Trustee, President of the Italian American Social Club's Ladies Auxiliary, and co-founded the North Rockland Soccer Association.

Trustee Robert R. D'Amelio

Robert R. D'Amelio is a successful local business owner and a 1996 graduate of the Leadership of Rockland program. Mr. D'Amelio is the Past President of the Haverstraw Little League, serving for 5 years, and has been the past chairman of the West Haverstraw Zoning Board of Appeals, the Rockland County Board of Consumer Protection, and the Citizens' Advisory Committee for Bowline Power Plant III. He is also a member of the Italian American Social Club of West Haverstraw. Mr. D'Amelio and his wife Annette are married 20 years and are very proud of their 4 children: Anthony, Nicholas, Olivia and Randell.

Trustee Robert LaGrow

Robert LaGrow was appointed to a vacant seat on the Board in 2003 and subsequently won election to the post. He retired from the North Rockland School District in 2002 as senior head custodian. Mr. LaGrow has previously served the Village as a Planning Board member and as Village Zoning Board chairman. He is a member of the Haverstraw Elks Club, Leo Laders American Legion Post 130, Garnerville Methodist Church, and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

Trustee Ramon Lopez

Ramon Lopez was appointed Village Trustee on April 21, 2010, replacing Mark Loblanco. He is proud to be the first Hispanic to serve in the capacity of Trustee for West Haverstraw. He was born in Tamboril, Dominican Republic, and came to the United States at the age of 13 and has lived in Garnerville for the past 23 years. He is married to Carmen Lopez, a North Rockland Central School District teacher and ESL Coordinator. They have two daughters, Melissa and Christina. Trustee Lopez graduated from St. John's University in 1983 with a B.S. in Business Administration. He is the owner of the Lopez-Cintron Agency Ltd., located in the Village of Haverstraw, specializing in property and casualty insurance. He is a member of the Greater Haverstraw Chamber of Commerce. He is past president of the Rockland Life Underwriters Association. He has been involved with the Lions Club, Quisqueya Sports Club, Waterfront Action Committee in Haverstraw, the Task Force Relief for disaster victims and is a member of the United States Tennis Association.

Village Justice Kevin F. Russo

Kevin F. Russo was elected Village Justice in November, 2008 succeeding John K. Grant. Kevin grew up in Rockland County and has been a resident of the Town of Haverstraw for the last twenty-five years and is a local attorney. He is a graduate of Albertus Magnus High School, Dominican College and Pace University's School of Law and is a former special prosecutor and administrative law judge. He is a member of the Italian American Social Club of West Haverstraw.

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