August 2020 – Tampa City Council Chair Guido Maniscalco represented the City of Tampa on the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board for four years. Councilmember Maniscalco diligently served the residents of Tampa on the River Board, always noting the importance of the river to the City and its residents. While the River Board is sad to lose Guido Maniscalco, we are also happy for him and the residents of Tampa as he embarks on his new responsibilities as Chair of the Tampa City Council. We wish Chair Maniscalco well in all his future endeavors. Guido Maniscalco will be recognized for his service at the October 26 River Board Meeting.
At the same time, we are very excited to welcome incoming Tampa councilman and new River Board member Joseph Citro. Joseph Citro was born in Washington D.C. but has been a proud resident of Tampa since 1974. He was sworn into office as a Tampa City Council member on May 1, 2019. Prior to elected office, he served the citizens of Tampa in various positions. During the past 16 years, he served on the Variance Review Board (2012), the Code Enforcement Board as a magistrate (2003), the Civil Service Board (2001), and the Charter Review Commission (2018). In addition, Joseph has been an activist with the Ybor City Development Corporation and the West Tampa Chamber of Commerce. Other Boards include the Ybor City Rotary Club (2008) and President of Club from 2013-14; Tiger Bay Club of Tampa (2007) and as President from 2012-13; member of the Rough Riders (1997); and a Meals on Wheels driver (2008). Joseph serves as the City Council’s Chair Pro Tem and Chair for the Public Safety Committee.
We look forward to continuing the important work in managing and protecting the health of the Hillsborough River with Councilmember Citro.