Council Member Vacca is a life-long Bronxite, born and raised in Pelham Bay. He took to activism early in life, organizing demonstrations against the MTA for increased bus service and fighting for the preservation of the North East Bronx Senior Center as a teenager. After a stint in the Peace Corps, he began his government service as a community liaison in the Office of the Bronx Borough President. Looking to do more for his local community, CM Vacca then became District Manager for Community Board 10, where he spent 26 years fighting for his neighborhood. Whether it was overdevelopment, quality of life issues, or crime, CM Vacca was a fixture in finding a solution.
In 2005, Council Member Vacca ran for City Council and won what would be the 1st of three terms in office. As Council Member, he has crafted and passed landmark legislation in the fields of transportation, civil rights, building safety, and open data. He has also remained stalwart in advocating for his community, continuing to fight better services, more resources, and programing for his constituents. At the end of the year, CM Vacca will leave office due to term limits, though he intends to continue in public service.