Mr. Amadio is proud of his record of achievement in Center Township. As a supervisor, he was instrumental in managing the growth of Center Township into the County's major commercial, residential and educational hub. During his tenure, tens of millions of dollars were invested in infrastructure improvements which led to a major expansion of the housing and retail area. At the same time, he worked hard to insure that the neighborhoods retained their safe, comfortable environment for the citizens of his community. Commissioner Amadio intends to use this same type of common sense management to insure that all the communities of Beaver County can grow to their greatest potential and to provide opportunities for renewal in each neighborhood.
During his first term as Commissioner Chairman, Mr. Amadio managed Beaver County's government during the worst economic downturn in the last eighty years. He has been and continues to work hard -on all of our behalf's- to stabilize the budget and adjust to the continued Federal and State revenue cuts that have been affecting how we do the County's business, while continuing to provide the necessary services to our most vulnerable populations within our communities.
During his second term as Commissioner Chairman, Mr. Amadio is happy to report there has been no county tax increase during the past seven years, that we have fewer county employees now than in the history of the county in modern times, that we have significantly lowered the county's debt and maintained an A stable bond rating, one of the highest possible, and more importantly that Beaver County in 2015 has a fully funded pension, with a value that has nearly doubled to $300 million.
Along with a more efficient and effective government, Commissioner Amadio touts an improved infrastructure positioning us for county growth, a quality of life that is second to none, education and workforce options, partnerships and collaborations within our region, opportunity for all through inclusion, and a bright future for all of our county residents who want to participate!
Mr. Amadio is a life-long resident of Beaver County. He is a graduate of the Community College of Beaver County, California University of Pennsylvania, and has a Masters Equivalency from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. Amadio's graduate work was completed at Penn State Beaver, Youngstown State University, and the Taft Institute at Lehigh University. He spent thirty-three years in the classrooms of the Center Area School District, where he helped to educate and inspire over 4,000 middle and high school students.
In the community, he is a life (45-year) member of the Center Township Volunteer Fire Department, a former 33-year Boy Scout Citizenship Merit Badge Counselor, and a member of the Saint Frances Cabrini Roman Catholic Church. Formerly, he served as Fire Marshal, 911 Coordinator, and as a member of the Aliquippa/Hopewell/Center Corridor Study Committee. He has belonged to both the USW Local 1211 and the NEA/PSEA!CAEA unions.
Mr. Amadio is married to the former Cheryl Ellen Solomon and they are the proud parents of Tony and Michelle (Fratangeli) Amadio, and Amy and Erik Fredericks. They are the proud grandparents of Gianna Amadio, Khloe Fredericks, Roman Amadio and Nico Amadio.