BURRILLVILLE – With decades of town service that includes an 18-year stint on the School Committee and volunteer work with a variety of organizations, Raymond Trinque hopes to continue to “get things done,” in 2020 with reelection to the Burrillville Town Council.
Trinque is seeking his third term on the municipal board, with plans to continue his focus on economic development.
A 62-year-old married father of three grown children and active member of the Burrillville Republican Town Committee, Trinque is the current commander of American Legion Post 88.
A Burrillville native, Trinque graduated from Burrillville High School in 1976, and went on to study culinary arts at Johnson & Wales. He received EMT certification from Central Texas College, and worked in food service with the U.S. Army, later building his career as a chef for establishments including Milford-Whitensville Hospital and Sodexho.
Trinque was appointed to the Burrillville School Committee in 1995.
In the 18 years that followed, he served on the school district’s budget subcommittee and policy subcommittee, as well as chairman and vice chairman of the board. He led the school board during construction of Alumni Field and the renovation of Levy Rink.
Trinque has also served as a coach for the Burrillville Glocester Youth Soccer Association and has been the longtime moderator for both the Pascoag Fire District and the Pascoag Utility District.
With the longtime motto, “Gets things done,” Trinque said his focus for the upcoming council term is economic development. His priorities include continuing with the redevelopment in the village of Pascoag, and creating business expansion in Nasonville, and along Broncos Highway.
The councilor also hopes to push for support of a package of tax incentives and stabilization efforts proposed by the Ordinance Subcommittee that would provide help for businesses in Burrillville to expand, create and improve buildings, and address blighted areas of town.
To learn more about his campaign and platform, visit Ray Trinque for Town Council on Facebook.