Phillips 5K Course
Meet Joe Ruggiero
SLT's New President
Joe Ruggiero was elected President of the Southbury Land Trust, taking over from Leslie Kane who is now serving as a Vice-President along with Tom Crider. Many thanks to Leslie for her strong leadership during her tenure as President.
Joe Ruggiero settled here with his wife Jennifer, and children Christina and Diana in Southbury in 1994. He is a consulting engineer by trade and predominantly writes computer software for his work but is interested in many community and civic activities. He is a member and past president of the local chapter of the Knights of Columbus and is currently their treasurer. He is a very active congregant of Sacred Heart Church here in town. He joined the SLT when he and his family started to hike the area and when he became a Justice of the Peace in the year 2000, he determined to donate all of his fees derived from performing weddings to the SLT. For 16 years Joe helped to run the local bike-a-thon, the Tour-de-Tribury which raised significant funds for the local fuel bank. He later became involved as a volunteer in local government where he is currently the Chairman of the town Ethics Commission.