Island Park village trustees look ahead after uncontested election


Island Park Village Trustee Barbara Volpe-Ried was re-elected as Island Park Village trustee, and Michael Gagliardi was elected to the seat that will be vacated by trustee Irene Naudus in the village elections on March 19. Both ran unopposed. Volpe-Reid received 178 votes, and Gagliardi, 192.

“I am excited to return as Trustee and immediately get to work for the Village of Island Park,” said trustee-elect Gagliardi. “My commitment remains as it has my entire life. We need to think smart and execute improvements while following our tight budget. I will continue to pursue grant funding and grow relationships with local, state, and federal partners. Infrastructure is a priority as we prepare for our future. I look forward to getting even more shovels in the ground and further improving quality of life.”

Volpe-Ried said she looked forward to accomplishing more goals now that she has been re-elected.

“It has been an honor to serve as Trustee and I’m thankful my neighbors have treated me with another four years,” she said. “As an educator in Island Park for over thirty years, I know what families want and need. I will continue to contribute to making “1558” a better place to live, work and play. I will continue to foster relationships to provide opportunities for our community. We must focus on improving infrastructure, expanding programs, and cutting costs to prepare for years ahead. I am all in.”

Volpe-Ried and Gagliardi remain on the board along with trustee Robert Tice, Deputy Mayor Matthew Graci, and Mayor Michael McGinty.