BURRILLVILLE – A well-known local coach and 16 year Army veteran is seeking a seat on the Pascoag Fire Commission, with hopes to put his experience in business and logistics to work for the district.

Vinny Micucci said he is running for the board because he believes he can offer ethical, positive and sound leadership to the committee for the benefit of both the department and residents.

Micucci, originally from Mapleville, and bought a home in Pascoag in 2006 after returning home from a year-long deployment in Iraq.

“I am currently in my sixteenth year of active duty army service here in Rhode Island,” Micucci told NRI NOW.

Micucci has a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Roger Williams University and said he is currently looking into starting his master’s degree.

For the past decade, Micucci has served Burrillville Wrestling head coach, coaching at both Burrillville Middle School and Burrillville High School. He is also a board member and treasurer for the Burrillville Girls Youth Softball League.

Micucci is also well-known as member of a large family that lives in town, the Heberts.

‘My mother is the oldest daughter of the nine kids,” he said.

Micucci has also been a member of Pascoag Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, both since 2006. He is a member Military Police Regimental Association also does work with the Autism Walk Project.

“I am running for the Pascoag Fire Commission to continue serving my community and its first responders,” Micucci said, noting that his education, business experience and years of logistics work could be helpful to the board, “I have written, maintained, implemented and/or developed multi million dollar budgets involving maintenance, training, and government contracts.”

Other individuals who have declared their intent to run for the board include Chris Toti, Kathleen Polacek ,Carmela White, Cindy Lussier and Chris Watson.

The election will be held at the district’s annual meeting on Sept. 9 starting at 7 p.m. at the station at 141 Howard Ave. All residents of the district, or those taxed by the PFD, are eligible to vote.

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