Editor's Note: Below is the bio of Island Trees library trustee candidate Salvatore J. Rinaldi.
Sal Rinaldi was born and raised in Island Trees, and after graduating college returned to settle here.
A volunteer for over 12 years with the Levittown Fire Department, he currently serves as 1st Lieutenant in Ladder Company Six.
Sal earned a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Plattsburgh, graduating as a member of Alpha Kappa Delta International Honor Society, and holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the Wagner Graduate School at New York University.
Sal works as Long Island Coordinator for the New York State Senate, Office of Majority Operations. Sal is also a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 1082.
Over the past 18 years Sal has built a career in government and politics. Having worked in both the state Assembly and Senate, he has a great understanding of how legislation affects local government including the recently enacted 2% property tax cap, which can have serious ramifications on special districts like our library.
He has also served as Deputy Director of the Long Island Contractors Association, advocating on behalf of our local infrastructure industry, gaining invaluable experience in getting what our local community needs from state government.
Over his years of dedicated service to the Levittown Fire Department, Sal has risen to the rank of 1st Lieutenant, learning the importance of teamwork and giving back to the community in which we live.
The knowledge gained throughout his career, coupled with his educational background and continued volunteer service to our community make Sal uniquely qualified for the position of trustee.