Sunday, December 22, 2013
Hi, I’m Charlie Rossetti, I am currently the interim mayor of West Fork, appointed by the city council at the November meeting, and am running for Mayor in the April special election. This bio, for those of you who might not know me, is the first posting on this blog.
I retired from teaching after 30 years in the classroom. Most of my career was spent at Springdale High School where I had a Building Trades Program, a CADD Drafting Program and a Pre-Engineering and Architecture Academy. For over 20 years, I sponsored wonderful groups of students, many who earned state and national honors through Skills USA (formerly VICA).
I have a background in carpentry and cabinetmaking through a small construction company and cabinet shop I owned and operated in Dardanelle. I became interested in furniture making while I was in the Army in San Antonio, and I have continued that interest in both design and construction of a variety pieces including chairs, desks, lamps, casework, etc.
My involvement in West Fork City Government began with the Planning Commission where I held the positions of secretary and chair. I was later appointed and then elected to the City Council, representing Ward 4, and have served in that position for the four years.
I am running for the Mayor in the Special Election in April. I will use this blog for a little wit, wisdom, and satire, all with the purpose in keeping you informed, giving you insight, and at times expressing some humor. Stay with me through this and call me anytime with questions or comments you might have. Keep it clean and I’ll keep it honest.