District 15

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Joseph J. Minuta, R A

District 15


Email Joseph J. Minuta, R A

Representing the Town of New Windsor.

Personal (Pedigree)

  • Son of Vincent & Jean Minuta
  • First Generation son of a U.S. Citizen, 11th on mother's side
  • Devoted father, brother and uncle
  • Born and raised in New Windsor
  • Registered Architect in 49 U.S. states, D.C. & Canada
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Pratt Institute, with Honors - NYC & Italy
  • Associates Degree in Applied Science Architectural Science, SUNY Orange
  • Graduate, Newburgh Free Academy
  • New York State Building Codes Collection Certified
  • PADI Scuba Certified
  • NCARB Certified  

Business/Government Experience

  • Owner/Operator of Minuta Architecture, PLLC since 2001 (voted best firm in 2017) 
  • Work published nationally 
  • Member, Town of New Windsor Republican Committee
  • Former Member, Board of Education, Newburgh Enlarged City School District
  • Former Chairman, Finance Committee, Member, Buildings and Grounds Committee, Newburgh Enlarged City School District (2016-2018)
  • Former Member. School Capital Planning Improvement Bond
  • Former President and Director, Fortune 100 Subsidiary
  • Former Member, Tax Grievance Board, Town of New Windsor
  • Former Member, Planning Board, Town of New Windsor 
  • Former Member, Zoning Board, Town of New Windsor
  • Former Member Orange County Water Authority
  • Former Adjunct Professor, SUNY Orange & Mount St. Mary College
  • Former R.A. Member, Architectural Review Committee, City of Newburgh 

Community Involvement (Civic Boards, Veterans Associations)

  • Member, Orange County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Orange County Partnership
  • National Member, UNICO
  • Former Officer, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #247 Newburgh
  • Former Member, New York State Council on the Arts
  • Former Member, Lions Club International
  • Former Chairman,  Elant Foundation
  • Former Member, Elant Inc. (Signature Award Recipient)
  • Former Member, Nora Cronin Presentation Academy
  • Volunteer, Disabled American Veterans, New Windsor (Peterkin Award Recipient)
  • Volunteer, Lourdes Catholic High School
  • Volunteer, Sacred Heart School and Church
  • Supporter/Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity of greater Newburgh
  • Supporter/Volunteer, Independent Living of Newburgh
  • Mentor for High School Students  

Political Affiliation

  • Republican
  • Independence
  • Conservative

Important Issues

  • Health, Safety and Welfare of the public
  • Taxes - zero increase or decrease if possible while maintaining quality services
  • Economic development and quality of life in Orange County
  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Proper and responsible capital improvements  and maintenance planning
  • Education

County Roles (Chairs, Committees, Subcommittees, County Boards, Agencies)

  • Chairperson, Education and Economic Development Committee
  • Member, Personnel and Compensation Committee
  • Member, Physical Services Committee
  • Former Member, Ways and Means Committee

Special Committees:

  • Chairperson, Green Committee
  • Member, Orange County Economic Development and Gaming Committee
  • Former Chairperson, Orange County Economic Development and Gaming Committee