Vincent J. Gamboli – Councilman


Councilman Vincent J. Gamboli was raised in the Village of Haverstraw and has resided in the Town of Haverstraw his entire life. He currently lives in Garnerville with his beautiful wife, Carolyn. They have four children: Vincent, Donna, Michael and Christine and nine grandchildren. He is a graduate of St. Peter’s Catholic School in Haverstraw and Haverstraw High School. He also graduated from the State University of New York with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology and an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Building Construction. He attended St. Bonaventure University Architecture School of Engineering and New York University School of Engineering (evening division). He also attended the CAD Program for Architecture.

Vincent’s employment began in 1960 in the Rockland County Highway Engineering Department. His duties included project engineer for construction and design of highways, bridges, parking lots, and drainage; cost estimating; writing of specifications for State DOT funded projects; liaison for local funding between State DOT and local governments; and Clerk-Of-The-Works for County projects and preparation of preliminary drawings of highway department offices. He was also a Free-Lance Designer where he prepared building plans for new homes, additions, and alterations.

From 1975 to 2003 he worked as the Building Inspector for the Village of West Haverstraw. His duties included complete plan review and inspection; review of site plans for Zoning and Planning Boards and Chief Code and Ordinance Enforcement Officer.

From 1987 to 2000 he held the position of Superintendent of Highways for the Town of Haverstraw where he prepared and received bids for highway resurfacing projects, equipment and materials; prepared specifications and estimates for State funded projects; was responsible for all records and maintenance of all police, park and engineering vehicles for the municipality; design and installation of drainage projects, fairways, etc. for the municipal golf course; and all aspects of public safety for the public.

From 2000 to 2003 he was Clerk-of-the-Works for the Town of Haverstraw. His duties included renovation of the Philip J. Rotella Golf Course, Haverstraw Ambulance Corp Building and the feasibility study for the new police headquarters.

Vincent was appointed to the position of Town Councilman in 2005 to fill a vacancy on the Town Board and was elected to the position in 2006 for a 4-year term. Since becoming a Town Councilman, Vincent has been involved with all aspects of Town Government.

Some of the community activities that Vincent has been involved with are: Former member and Vice Chairman of the Rockland County Soil and Water Conservation Agency and President of the Rockland County Superintendent of Highways Association; present member of the Italian American Club, Haverstraw Elks Lodge No. 877 and sons of American Legion Post 130. He has held the position of Coach, Manager, Vice President and President of the Haverstraw Little League and presently is an Honorary Life Member of the Board of Directors.  He was the Organizer and Moderator of the Columbia Circle of Squires of the Knights of Columbus Council 581. He was named Man of the Year by the North Rockland Father and Son Association. He received the St. Don Bosco Award for service to the youth of the community and received the Citizen of the Year Award presented by the Haverstraw Elks Lodge #877. He has participated in several committees such as the: St. Gregory Barbarigo Church Renovation, St. Peter’s School Fund Drive, was Chairman of the Haverstraw Little League “Save Our Field” Committee, was Chairman of the Haverstraw Little League Financial and Building Committee for the new concession stand, and has served on various fundraising committees for the Marian Shrine.