Elected & Appointed Officials
There are seven elected members of the Verona Borough Council and one mayor. All are elected for four-year terms. There is one appointed official, the Borough Secretary.
Mayor Ricupero was born and raised in Verona and is a graduate of Riverview High School. He is a member St. Joseph Church and has three grown children and five grandkids. He started his own business in Verona from 1989 to 2011 and is currently working for his son who owns Ricupero Landscaping and Supply Yard.
He was appointed to Council from 1991 to 2009 and elected as mayor beginning in 2010. He is also the Emergency Management Coordinator for Verona and has served as a Board member of the Verona Chamber of Commerce since 1990.
He has been involved in the Verona Garden Club walk, past community days, the bike rodeo, and the Memorial Day Parade Committee. He has also assisted with past Verona Fall Festival celebrations for 15 years. David has been an active member of the Verona Chamber of Commerce and has worked on the car cruise for 26 years and the Easter egg hunt. He was involved in the restoration of the war memorial and the two pylons on Allegheny River Boulevard. In the mid-90s, he started the farmers market and Movies in the Park. In 2019 he started Santa Claus on the firetruck, which is now an annual tradition. He has also been involved with the Halloween parade sponsored by Verona Chamber of Commerce.
David’s hobbies are gardening, cooking, fishing, taking his two old muscle cars to car cruises, and spending as much time as he can with his five grandkids.
Council Vice President
Trish has been a resident of Verona Borough since 2015. She was an inaugural member of the Verona Parks & Recreation Board, vice-chair, and chair until 2022. She was also a founding board member and vice-chair of the non-profit Verona Community Group until 2021. She is currently a member of the Verona Community Garden steering committee, Verona Chamber of Commerce, and is a regular volunteer in the community with projects such as litter cleanups and Garden Club plantings.
Trish’s full-time career is in the area of chemical and environmental research, informal science education, and laboratory management. Trish holds a BA in Chemistry from Chatham College and a Master of Science in Chemistry from Tufts University. Currently she manages the Biomolecular Engineering Lab, which is the largest and fastest growing collaborative laboratory in The Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.
In her free time, Trish relishes the time spent with her family and closest friends, particularly exploring the outdoors!
Sylvia was born in Oakmont and at the age of two, she and her parents move to Verona and is a life-long resident.
Sylvia was the first recipient to receive the Charles McKinley Scholarship. After graduating from Verona High School, she attended Robert Morris College and received a degree in Business and Secretarial Science.
She enjoyed working for Ingalls Steel Construction for a number of years until they closed as an Administrative Assistant to the Engineer. Later she worked for the Verona Branch of Pittsburgh National Bank.
Sylvia actively serves as a Verona Borough Council Member in her seventh year. This is her hometown which she proudly serves. Many wonderful changes and improvements are being made and she wants to help it all continue. She feels that we are, without a doubt, on the upward swing, let’s keep it going!
She also serves on the following committees: Verona Chamber of Commerce (Board Member), Verona Flower Club (Board Member), Riverview Community Action Corp. in Oakmont (Board Member), Verona Newsletter (Director of Sales and Marketing), Freedom of Choice in Health and Nutrition (Director) and is the First Vice President of Association of Slovene Americans (Slovene Radio).
Vince is a lifelong Verona resident and graduated from Riverview High School in 1992. He is a local business owner and a co-founder of Lower Valley Athletic Foundation, a local non-profit. Vince is also an active volunteer in the community.
Stefanie comes to Verona after being the Executive Director of Riverview Community Action Corporation for almost 11 years. She was born and raised in Ohio and attended college at Maimi of Ohio. She then attended the University of Toledo with a Masters of Public Administation.
In her free time, Stefanie loves to spend time with her family watching sports, traveling and spending time with her friends.