Joe Caligiuri

Joe CaligiuriYear Elected to Office and Number of Terms Served

Caligiuri was elected to his first term on City Council the fall of 2011 and took office in January 2012, and was re-elected in November 2015 to a term that ends December 31, 2019.

Education and Background

Caligiuri served in the United States Army from 1976-1992 with tours of duty in Germany, Korea, The Netherlands and various Army bases in the United States. During his time of service, he worked in the field of Nuclear Weapons. In addition, Caligiuri served in the Iowa Air National Guard in Des Moines, Iowa from 2004-2007 in the field of Power Production and Aircraft Arresting Systems. He retired from military service in 2007.

Place of Employment

Employed at Interpower Corporation since September 1999, Caligiuri serves as the Product Compliance Specialist. He is responsible for compliance and safety of all of the products Interpower Corporation manufactures and sells, which includes submitting products to safety agencies worldwide. He is also Interpower's environmental specialist, keeping a close watch on the changing environmental policies worldwide for electrical products.

Community Activities and Organizations Currently Involved In

Caligiuri serves as President for the Oskaloosa Band Boosters. His personal interests include gardening, wood ship model building, and music.

Reason for Running for Public Office

After moving to Oskaloosa in 1995, Caligiuri appreciated the unique and pleasant city he now called home and wanted to get involved. He was appointed to the Planning and Zoning Commission and served in that capacity until being elected to the City Council. He really enjoys going out into the community and talking with people about their issues and concerns. His goal is to make Oskaloosa a place where people want to move to and return to, doing all he can to make it a great place to live.

Decision or Action of Which Most Proud

Caligiuri sees the council working as a team, talking things out, and reaching a consensus on issues and decisions important to the community. He appreciates the amenities this community has to offer and sees the council as a team that continues to help make things happens. He feels the street paving and repair strategy is crucial and is pleased there is a plan in place.

Additional Involvement and Special Areas of Interest

Caligiuri especially enjoys his volunteer efforts with the Oskaloosa Band Boosters and working with the students and parents. During his military career, Caligiuri received numerous awards, three Army Commendation medals, six Army Achievement medals, a Korea service medal, two National Defense service medals, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and an Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal.

Family Members

Caliguiri and his wife, Ellize, were married in 1991. They have a daughter who is attending UNI and a son in the Oskaloosa Community School System. Caligiuri has two adult sons; one living and working in Oskaloosa and another who lives in Holland.