Franco Carucci has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry with a focus on project management, process improvement, and change management. Franco’s professional journey allowed him to utilize his diverse skill set and passion for effective management. His career as a project manager has him overseeing complex projects and coordinating large global teams. Franco’s exceptional organizational skills and ability to streamline operations with a keen eye for identifying operational bottlenecks, lead to successful project outcomes and have earned him a reputation for delivering results.
Beyond his professional achievements, Franco is an active and engaged member of his community. He has been a committed advocate for environmental sustainability and actively supports initiatives aimed at combating climate change. Franco is an original member of Climate Smart Gardiner, an organization dedicated to promoting eco-friendly practices and reducing the carbon footprint of Gardiner. Through that organization, Franco has helped lead several initiatives including Solarize Gardiner, the annual Wallkill Riverkeeper Sweep, and Community Choice Aggregation.
In May 2019, the Gardiner Town Board unanimously appointed Franco to the remaining unexpired term of a former board member who had resigned earlier in the year. Later that year in November, Franco was elected to his first full 4-year term. Since then, Franco has worked closely with his Town Board colleagues and various committees and organizations to achieve many significant accomplishments in various areas, ranging from infrastructure and public safety to park improvements and environmental sustainability. The Town has made strategic investments in upgrading its roads, bridges, and sewer systems, enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. The Board has also promoted innovative programs for community involvement and civic pride while safeguarding the natural beauty and resources of the area. These achievements have been made possible through partnerships with various organizations, grants, and dedicated efforts by local leaders and residents. Franco’s passion for community involvement extends to the Gardiner Parks & Recreation Committee, where he serves as the Town Board liaison. Together, they have been instrumental in enhancing Gardiner’s recreational opportunities and promoting an active and healthy lifestyle for residents, creating a sense of unity and well-being within the community. Franco is also an associate member of the Gardiner Democratic Committee, supporting their platform to improve the town, maintain financial discipline, and preserve Gardiner’s rural character and open space.
Franco’s professional experience and his commitment to community involvement highlight his multifaceted proficiency and dedication to making a lasting, positive impact.