COUNCILOR James A. Restucci
BiographyCouncilor James A. "Jim" Restucci was elected to the Sunnyside City Council in 2003 and is currently serving his fourth term. Councilor Restucci has twice served as mayor pro tem: 2006-2008; 2009-2010, and has served as mayor four times, 2010-2012; 2013-2014; 2014-2016, 2016-2018. He served as city’s 29th and 31st mayor, respectively. His current term (Position 6 – At-Large) expires December 31, 2019.
Councilor Restucci represents the city, county, and state on numerous boards and commissions (see list) and holds leadership positions on the following:
- Chairman, Yakima Valley Conference of Governments
- Chairman, Yakima Valley Transportation Policy Board
- Vice Chairman, YAKCORPS (IPSS) Board of Directors
- AWC Immediate Past President, Association of Washington Cities
- Chairman, 2018 AWC Board of Directors Nominating Committee
Since 2012, Councilor Restucci has served on the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) Board of Directors (Region XV), representing the 10 Councils of Government (COGs) in Washington and the 12 COGs in Oregon on the national stage.
Since 2010, Councilor Restucci has served as chairman of the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments, Executive Committee and Transportation Policy Board
Councilor Restucci has been awarded both the Certificate of Municipal Leadership (2006) and the Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership (2009) from the Association of Washington Cities. In 2012, Councilor Restucci was named the Spirit of Sunnyside Public Official of the Year by the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce.
Professional LifeCouncilor Restucci served as a member of the U.S. Army (1984 to 1994) and Washington Army National Guard (AGR) from 1994 to 2004. He is a lifetime member of the Sunnyside Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3482 and was awarded the State of Washington Guardsman’s Medal for Heroism in January 1999 by then Governor Gary Locke.
In his professional life, Councilor Restucci is CEO and chief technology officer of Axcess Corporation™ He is married to DeLeesa Restucci (Hochhalter) and they have two sons, Dylan (23) and Alex (22).
You may contact Councilor Restucci by phone at (509) 643-4343, or via email. You may send correspondence to City Hall, Attn: Councilor Restucci, 818 E. Edison Ave., Sunnyside, WA 98944.
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