Peter joined Westchester Parks Foundation in March of 2020 but he is certainly no stranger to ‘parks’ here in Westchester. Peter began his career at the Westchester County Board of Elections in 1991 & has held numerous legislative & government positions. His rise through government included serving as Assistant Deputy County Clerk at the Westchester County Clerk’s office; Senior Legislative Aide to the Majority Leader at the Westchester County Board of Legislators; Assistant to the County Executive/Commissioner of Westchester County Parks, Recreation & Conservation working side-by-side with our own Executive Director, Joe Stout, for over 6 years, managing the ‘Legacy’ program where he spearheaded over $50M in recreational ballfield projects throughout Westchester & then being named as the Commissioner of Parks & Recreation in the city of Mount Vernon, NY.
After a 20-year career in the public sector, Peter joined one of the most influential government relations firms as a registered lobbyist & in 2015 he followed his lifelong dream of opening up his very own restaurant, piccolo, located in Port Chester, NY.
Peter is the recipient of the prestigious, ‘Rising Star – Forty under 40’ award from the Business Council of Westchester & the “Italian-American Leadership Award,” from one of the largest not-for-profit organizations founded in 1936, The Italian Board of Guardians. Peter has been recognized with numerous citations & proclamations from U.S. Senators, Congress, Governor Andrew Cuomo, NYS Senators/Assemblyman & the Westchester County Executive.
Born & raised in Brooklyn, NY, following that to a move to Armonk, Peter has fond childhood memories & love for his neighborhood parks & his goal here at the Westchester Parks Foundation is to turn that “love of parks” into “dollars for parks” with all of your generous support.
Peter holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Marist College.