Nicholas DelVento, who has been a member of the Winthrop Town Council since its inception, has been elected as vice president of the nine-member council.
DelVento, who was re-elected without opposition as Precinct 3 Councilor in November, received a unanimous vote from his colleagues at the first council meeting of the year Jan. 6 following the Winthrop Swearing-In Ceremonies at the Cummings School.
Council President Peter Gill congratulated DelVento on his leadership position.
â€œNick does a great job on the Council,â€ said Gill. â€œHeâ€™s very dedicated at what he does and heâ€™s very dependable. I look forward to continuing to work with him in the years ahead.”
DelVento, 51, is serving as vice president for the first time.
â€œItâ€™s something I wanted to do and Iâ€™m grateful to my colleagues for the opportunity to serve as vice president,â€ said DelVento. â€œIâ€™ve chaired the Finance Committee for a number of years and I felt it was time to do something in another leadership position as well.â€
DelVento has served on a number of Council committee in the past eight years. He has been unopposed in his last two elections in 2009 and 2013.
What inspired him to pursue a position on the first-ever Winthrop Town Council?
â€œI had been a [Winthrop] Town Meeting member for four years,â€ said DelVento. â€œI was very intrigued about being part of a new town government. Initially I wasnâ€™t in favor of the new form of government. While I do feel that Town Meeting is a true form of government, in todayâ€™s world it’s very difficult to do things in that once-or-twice-a-year format.â€
DelVento said he is pleased with the positive direction that the town is heading as the new year begins.
â€œIâ€™m very excited where the town is right now,â€ said DelVento. â€œFor the first time in the past seven or eight years, we actually have some money. Weâ€™re making progress. I think weâ€™re getting things to move very efficiently in a very