for Wilton Manors City Commissioner
Don is passionate about growing the City of Wilton Manors responsibly to ensure our budget is sustainable and fiscally responsible. This will ensure we maintain the quality and safety we all expect. I stand WITH you, FOR you, recognizing that Wilton Manors is a hidden gem that require us to move forward intelligently, together.
We need greater emphasis on our roads to ensure that they are safe and accessible for everyone. That requires an increased focus on managing speed and traffic volume in our neighborhoods, increasing police presence on targeted streets, and increasing walking/bicycling accessibility.
Don advocates for residents, businesses and tourism in our city. Don supports the revitalization of our commercial corridors, ensuring we maintain the character of our single family neighborhoods. its inperative that we update our Municipal Code to better support our residents and business partners. We also need to secure a hotel for Wilton Drive to steer tourists to the Arts & Enterainment District.
Don is committed to ending the use of Utility funds for non-infrastructure related projects. I am committed to making infrastructure a priority in our budget funding, and pursuing every available source of State and Federal funding.
Our city needs to prioritize code enforcement, address problem properties, increase landscapes and treescapes, and ensure public safety is never an after thought. I am committed to ensuring life is just better here in Wilton Manors.
Don has been a resident homeowner in Wilton Manors for the last 14 years, where he lives with his partner of 25 years Marc Martorana, and their two rescues, Dustin and their youngest Ollie. Don has a Bachelors Degree from Montclair State University with a Major in Business Administration and concentration in Accounting.
Don spent more than 25 years working as an Accounting and Tax Professional. He has worked for Verizon (11 years) and Scholastic (15 years) where he retired from his position as the Director of State Taxes. Don was responsible for compliance, audits, budgets & state tax strategic planning for all scholastic subsidiaries.
Don served on our City's Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Board, and previously served in leadership roles as the Vice Chair and Board Chair. His tenure on the P&Z Board has helped him to develop a thorough understanding of our city's code. During his six year tenure on this board, he has NEVER missed a meeting. Don is a very active member of the Wilton Manors community, attending all city workshops, planning sessions, and most commission meetings.
Don along with his partner Marc Martorana are huge supporters of our local charities, regularly hosting fundraising events at their home and other venues. They've been giving back to the community for more than a decade. One of the most recent was a Holiday Party for the Pet Project in Wilton Manors, which raised over $22,000 for pets. Over the past year, they've also held events for SunServe, Equality Florida, Plays of Wilton, and the South Florida Symphony Orchestra.
I am passionate about growing our City responsibly to ensure that our budget is sustainable and fiscally responsible. It is imperative we maintain the quality and integrity of our single family neighborhoods and the "small town feel" we have all come to love.
For Don, the safety of our residents is a top priority, along with making sure our infrastructure upgrades are properly funded for our current residents and anticipated growth. He recognizes that Wilton Manors is a hidden gem that requires us to move forward intelligently, together.
Don will make sure your voice and concerns are heard. Don stands WITH you, FOR you.
VOTE DON D'ARMINIO FOR WILTON MANORS CITY COMMISSIONER
This November, we need to elect DON D'Arminio to protect our quality of life, improve our infrastructure, and ensure fiscal responsibility.
You can help ensure DON D'Arminio gets elected as our next Wilton Manors City Commissioner by getting involved and showing your support.
Don welcomes volunteers and gratefully accepts your financial support.
- Managing Speed & Traffic Volumes on Residential Streets
- Promoting Walking, Cycling & Expansion of Transit Options
- Increasing Police Presence on Targeted Streets
- Wider Sidewalks
- More Bike Lanes
-End the use of Water/Sewer funds for non-Infrastructure related projects
-Secure State & Federal Funding for infrastructure Projects
-Making infrastructure a Priority which drives our Budget Funding.
-Budgeting for the infrastructure projects identified in our Master Plan
- Securing a Developer to build a Boutique-Style Hotel on Wilton Drive
- Development of Church Property on 26th Street
- Support the Revitalization of our Commercial Corridors
- Maintaining the Integrity of our Single Family Neighborhoods
- updating our municipal code to better support our Businesses & Residents.
-Prioritizing Code Enforcement
-Addressing Problem Properties
-Increase Landscapes & Treescapes
-Maintaining our City's Small-Town Feel.