After 20 years of working on behalf of the Central Ohio community from raising money for area arts institutions and non-profits, to working for elected officials, and volunteering in the community as a Libertydale HOA trustee and for his church, Nico is ready to continue his commitment to community as Liberty Township Trustee. At a time when our community is growing and demands on the fire department are increasing, Nico will continue to demonstrate his commitment to this community by making smart, strategic decisions.
Nico knows that all Liberty Township residents want a safe place to live, good schools to send our kids to, and excellent local services to support the community. Paving roads, plowing snow, providing for trash collection, adding new multi-use paths and parks are not partisan issues. They are community issues. He will seek compromise and looks forward to continuing to work with broad coalitions of residents who share a common goal. Nico is pragmatic and knows that a community of over 32,000 residents deserve professional local service delivery to equal the professional and highly trained safety services our community has enjoyed for years. With a combined township budget of over $15 million Nico is focused delivering on excellent, responsive, and transparent local government service to residents and visitors, in a fiscally responsible manner.
Taking a leadership role in local matters is nothing new for Nico, and he has always demonstrated a commitment to this community. In 2018 he successfully organized over 4,000 residents to stand up to proposed cuts to fire and EMS services. In addition to fire and EMS advocacy, he has worked on road improvements, consistent zoning standards, and multi-use trail extensions to get kids safely to and from school and the library. He has spoken out for a 100% local income tax credit in Powell.
Nico is a member of the Liberty Township Financial Advisory Committee, treasurer of the Libertydale Homeowners Association, director of Save Our Services, a founding member of the Powell Bourbon Club, and assistant coach for OYAA and OPLL youth sports. He is also a dedicated member of the St. Joseph Cathedral parish since 2004, where he serves as a Liturgical Minister, member of the Finance Committee, and vice president of Parish Council.
Nico attended Cornell University and The Ohio State University and since 2012 has called the Libertydale neighborhood across from St. Joan of Arc home along with his wife, Susan, and his son, Enzo. He’s an avid baseball, football, and soccer fan and enjoys making barbecue on his smoker. His Kansas City style ribs won first place at the inaugural Liberty Township Smoked Meat & BBQ festival in 2021.