Jodi Giglio was born in Syosset, New York in 1968. She grew up in Wantagh, New York and California, but moved back to New York at 19 to make her own way in the world. She was married in Long Beach and lost her first husband to cancer when she was 27. She remarried nine years ago to her husband Michael Giglio. She has three step children Michael 24, Zachary 22 and Lauren 21. Together she and Michael have three children William 6 and twins Jessica and Jacob 5. Family is important to Jodi. She has assisted coaching her son’s basketball and baseball teams.
Jodi values hard work, determination and perseverance. Working during the day, she attended Stony Brook University part time in the evenings pursuing a degree in Business Management.
Jodi has a rich background in various businesses, including relocating corporate executives for United Van Lines and as an on-site construction superintendent for a townhouse project on Long Island. She built her own business – Bennett Enterprises. Her company assists land owners in the processing of both residential and commercial applications. She has twenty years experience in land use. In addition, she has built lasting and trusting professional relationships with officials on the local, county and state level.
Community is also important to Jodi. She is the co-founder of the Riverhead Business Alliance, a member of Riverhead Rotary, East End Executives Roundtable and the Long Term Advisory Board for the Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch. Jodi exemplifies the spirit and passion necessary to be a force for good government in Riverhead. She is honored to be a part of the Riverhead Community and is ready to serve the taxpayers as councilwoman.