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CONTACT INFO
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City of Vineland
640 E. Wood Street
P.O. Box 1508
Vineland, New Jersey 08362-1508
(856) 794-4000
​​City Council Contact Information
 
​​President
 
Paul Spinelli
 

Paul Spinelli is a life-long Vineland resident.  He has been married to Josephine Orlando-Spinelli for 23 years, and has one son, Paul, who resides in Kingsville, Maryland.

Paul is a retired educator, having worked in Atlantic City's Public Schools System for 30 years, as well as, owning his own painting business for 20 years.  While working, Paul was involved and a representative in the teachers' association for over 20 years, eight of which he held the office of Senior Vice President.  Prior to retiring, he was chosen to Who's Who of American Teachers.  Paul presently works as a substitute principal in the City of Millville.

Paul is the Secretary/Assigner of the Cumberland-Cape May Basketball Officials Organization which services all the high schools in the South Jersey Region.  He recently received the Honor of Boys Basketball Official of the Year for the Coaches Hall of Fame in the state of New Jersey.  He presently holds the Executive office for IAABO, the International Officials Organization representing the state of New Jersey. Paul was also a founding member of the Vineland Red and Gray Gridiron Club, serving as Vice President for six years.

Paul has numerous certifications in education through Rowan and Stockton colleges.  He attended Mount Saint Mary's University for his undergraduate degree and received his master's degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix.

Paul was a member of the Board of Education in Vineland for three years. He was also a member of the Vineland Recreation Commission for three years, before resigning after being elected to the Board of Education.

In his spare time, Paul volunteers for things such as cooking for seniors and veterans, and officiating basketball for Special Olympics.

 

 

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(856) 364-0085

​Vice President
 
David Acosta​
 

David Acosta was born and raised in the City of Vineland. After graduating from Vineland High School, David attended Stockton State College (now known as Stockton University) and graduated with a degree in Political Science. David was given the designation of Certified Public Manager by the New Jersey Department of Personnel and Fairleigh Dickinson University.

After college, David was employed by Rural Opportunities Inc., (ROI) as a Nutrition Specialist. By the end of his nine years of employment with ROI, David was appointed State Director and managed a five million dollar non-profit agency that administered employment and training services to migrant farmworkers in Southern New Jersey. David left ROI and began employment with the New Jersey Casino Control Commission (NJCCC) as an Applications Analyst. David worked for NJCCC for 26 years until he transferred to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement as a Program Supervisor. He retired after 28 years of state service. Shortly after his retirement, David accepted employment with the Ohio Casino Control Commission. Ohio had passed expanded gaming and hired David due to his years of licensing experience. While in Ohio, David was able to develop and put into practice protocols and procedures used by the Commission to comply with the licensing mandates of expanded gaming. This included the creation of the data system currently being used in Ohio. After 18 months, David accepted employment in Massachusetts, as they were in the process of starting gaming activities. David was again able to develop and put into practice protocols and procedures used by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to comply with the licensing mandates.

David has been an active member on varies Puerto Rican community organizations, a member of the Vineland Board of Education, and a basketball and soccer official. David also has been recognized by Stockton College as the founder of Los Latinos Unidos.

 

 

Email

(856) 364-0191

Councilwoman
 
Angela Calakos​
 

Angela Calakos is a 1978 Vineland High School graduate. She later attended Cumberland County College and graduated from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) with a BA in Special Education. Angela joined the Vineland Public School District as a teacher and was known as a vivacious and effective educator for over 28 years. She was active in the NJEA, and had the honor of serving as Vice President and Grievance Chairperson of the Vineland Education Association. Along with that office, she was on the Executive Council, Chairperson of the Instructional Professional Development Committee, served on numerous negotiation teams, and mentored many first year teachers. While now retired, Angela spends much of her free time back in the classroom as a substitute teacher in Vineland, and with her two grandchildren, who are the loves of her life.

Angela and her family are active members of St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Church. She is the daughter of the late Anthony Moniodis, a pharmaceutical glass blower, and Mary S. Moniodis, a retired secretary for the Vineland School District. Angela and her husband Byron have been married for 37 years. They have two children, Mary and Steven. Mary is a teacher at Anthony Rossi School and is married to Nick Kaskabas of Vineland. Together, they have two beautiful children, Angela and Anthony. Steven is a sixth grade teacher at Veterans Memorial School. He directs and performs his musical talents throughout the entire area

 

 

​​Email ​

(856) 364-0955

​Councilman
Ronald Ranceschini Jr.
 

Ronald Franceschini, Jr. is a life-long Vineland resident.  He has been married to his wife Kathy for 15 years, and has a son RJ and daughter Annalisa.  Ron graduated from Vineland High School and went on to attend Gloucester County College; Rowan University, obtaining a bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education; and Temple University, where he earned his master's degree in Exercise Physiology.

Since 1991, Ron has worked for the Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation in Pomona, New Jersey where he currently serves as the Director of Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Services/Emergency Preparedness.  In his position, he has extensive experience in the management and hiring of staff, as well as, budgeting and fiscal responsibility.  He has also created and developed several health related programs for students, employees, and communities.

Ron is a former member and President of the Vineland Board of Education.  His is also active in many professional and community organizations.  He currently serves on the Board of the Southern Shore Chapter of the American Red Cross of New Jersey, the Cumberland County Technical Center Foundation Board, and as Chairman of the Cumberland County Health Department Advisory Board.  He is a former member of the Tristate Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, the American Heart Association Advisory Board, and the Star Career Academy Board for the past 10 years.

Through continuing education programs, Ron has also earned a number of health and safety related certifications including New Jersey Instructor for Health and Physical Education, New Jersey Emergency Medical Technician, Community Emergency Response Team Instructor, American Red Cross Instructor Trainer, and American Heart Association BLS CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor

 

Email

(856) 364-1161

Councilman
 
Albert Vargas
 

Albert Vargas was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, relocating to Vineland in 1980. He is a 1981 graduate of Vineland High School, and attended Cumberland County College. During this time, Albert joined the Army National Guard, retiring as a staff sergeant in 2004. He was employed at the Sands Hotel and Casino as a security guard, and the Showboat Hotel and Casino as a fire and safety supervisor. While working at the Showboat, he obtained his blackjack dealers license. Prior to becoming a Vineland police officer in 1990, he was a Vineland special police officer. He is the former Police Athletic League Director.

During the first 18 years of his career as a Vineland Police officer, Albert worked as a patrolman. He was then transferred to the Community Policing Unit as a bike officer. His last assignment was working for the Juvenile Unit where he tought gang prevention to the community and organizations, and G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) to students in the Vineland School District. His duties as Police Athletic League Director include, but where not limited to, organizing sports activities, summer camp, community get together for children and their families, annual fishing derby, and sporting events. He founded the Hispanic Law Enforcement Officers Association, and is bi-lingual certified.

Albert has been married to his wife Glysel for 33 years. They have two daughters, Desiree and Chantal, and two grandchildren, Xavier and Michael.

 

 

Email ​

(856) 364-1113