Santoro to Replace Stinson as Ventnor Director of Public Works.

Rick Santoro (L)

Ventnor City has hired Rick Santoro as the Assistant Director of Public Works. That’s according to WPG Radio.

Santoro will eventually replace Ed Stinson, who will retire as Director of Public Works and City Engineer for Ventnor.

Santoro, a long-time Ventnor resident, is currently the Director of the Atlantic City Special Improvement District within the CRDA, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.

His last day at CRDA will be October 30, 2023.


The veteran CRDA exec visited the ACprimetime Radio Podcast back in May 2016.

Listen to 2016 RICK SANTORO interview:

We took a deeper look into Rick’s background, CRDA success stories & challenges, refreshed operations, overcoming in-accurate public opinion, and what day-to-day duties are for employees of the Special Improvement District of Atlantic City.

Santoro on ACprimetime Podcast

Santoro is well liked and well qualified.

Santoro brought much-needed expertise to Atlantic City – more than just clean streets, tidy dunes, an attractive Boardwalk…

Rick Santoro started his career in 1980 as Steve Wynn’s body guard & driver.

  • Santoro has deep security experience.
  • Dealing with blight. Legal implications.
  • Graffitti spotters. Gone in 12 hours or less.
  • Land-banking vs land cleanup/management.
  • Boardwalk, beach & street cleaning
  • Dune maintenance & cleaning.
  • Brighter lights, digital security initiatives

5 thoughts on “Santoro to Replace Stinson as Ventnor Director of Public Works.”

  1. Amazing score for Ventnor and massive loss for Atlantic City. Rick handled beach concerts like a pro. Putting abundance of boardwalk ambassadors, who were highly visible for directions and other informational needs.

    Rick had the boardwalk cleaned up quickly from all illegally sold nitrous oxide balloons after each concert.

    He was a hands-on Director and we in Ventnor are lucky to have him!

  2. Huge loss for AC and big gain for Ventnor. Thank you Rick for all your good work for our city and thank you for the superb job putting in the chess tables in O’Donnell Park. Well done!

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