Re-elect Bob Ghosio for Southold Town Council
Having moved to Southold Town in 1998, Bob Ghosio has always tried to be an active participant in community events and causes. He lives with his wife, Gail, and raised his 2 children in Greenport while managing Burt’s Reliable of Southold for 16 years. Aside from doing all the things a father might do such as coach Little League and youth football, Bob got involved in town government to help ensure that we preserve the traditions and culture that makes Southold Town such a wonderful place to live.
Having a degree in Zoology and with ecology a big part of his education, along with a desire to preserve our environment for future generations, Bob decided to apply to serve on Southold’s Conservation Advisory Council. With several years serving on the Council, and ultimately becoming the chairman, Bob designed and authored a study on Wetlands Code Compliance issues that won recognition from the NYS Association of Conservation Commissions.
In 2006, Bob was elected to the position of Town Trustee, where in time, Bob served as the board’s Vice President. With a commitment to conservation of Southold’s natural resources and an interest in preserving Southold town’s quality of life, Bob was asked to run for Southold’s Town Board in 2013. Winning the seat by a large margin, Bob has served as a fiscally conservative member who focuses on quality of life issues as liaison to the Land Preservation Committee, the Helicopter Noise Committee, the 375th Anniversary Committee, and the Parks & Recreation Committee. Recently, Bob, spearheaded the creation of Southold Town’s Water Conservation Committee to study water issues and wastewater treatment in the town. Bob also worked to get a much-needed Wildlife Manager in place to work on the increasing damage and health and safety concerns caused by the proliferation of the deer herd in Southold Town.
After Receiving his Bachelor’s degree at Oswego State, Bob moved on to graduate studies in divinity at Drew University, with the intention of becoming a pastor. Though not finishing the program, Bob has been a church leader at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Aquebogue since moving to the North Fork. Bob currently is Managing Partner in Jarzombek Energy, a local fuel oil company, and is the Service Manager for Flanders Heating & Air Conditioning in Hampton Bays. Bob will be seeking his second term as Town Councilman in 2017.