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James Spadola ‘18 – People on the Move
James Spadola was sworn in as Wilmington Council Member At-Large on Jan. 5, 2021 after winning the at-large seat reserved for the minority party by the largest margin in City history. A testament to his work in the community over the years, Councilmember Spadola is the President of the Delaware Avenue Community Association, a member of the 1504 N Broom St Condo Association, a REACH Riverside Board member, the outgoing chair of the Wilmington Housing Authority, as well as a member of the 8th District Neighborhood Planning Council.
Councilmember Spadola got his start in public service after 9/11, when he enlisted in the US Army Reserves shortly as a freshman at the University of the Delaware. He received the Combat Action Badge for his year-long tour in Iraq.