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The Records of Frank C. Guinta, 2006-2009

Introduction

The records of Mayor Frank Guinta comprise 28 cubic feet of correspondence, memos, reports, budget information and committee meeting minutes as well as awards, photographs and plaques.


Biographical Note or Agency Information

Frank C. Guinta, 2006-2009
Frank C. Guinta
2006-2009

Frank Guinta is the son of Richard and Virginia Guinta.  He was born in Edison, New Jersey in 1970.  He attended the Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut.  Upon graduation, Mayor Guinta attended Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, earning Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics and Philosophy.  His Master's degree, from Franklin Pierce Law Center, is in Intellectual Property.  Mayor Guinta is married to Morgan and they have two children, Colby and Jack. 

Prior to entering public service, Mayor Guinta worked for the Travelers Insurance Company in Boston.  He has also been a property manager and business owner. 

In 2000, he was elected as a New Hampshire State Representative representing Manchester. At the State House he worked on veteran's affairs and municipal policies and was re-elected in 2002.  Guinta went on to become an Alderman for Ward 3 in 2001.  He was re-elected to this position in 2003.  Frank Guinta was elected Mayor in 2005, becoming the youngest mayor of Manchester in over 100 years.


Scope and Content

During his first term in office, Mayor Guinta concentrated on violence at local nightclubs and emphasizing community policing by adding a police substation on Manchester's west side. 

Other accomplishments include the Hands Across the Merrimack which transformed an abandoned trestle bridge into a pedestrian bridge across the Merrimack River.  He supported an intiative to end homelessness in Manchester and helped create the Rimmon Heights neighborhood project.  Mayor Guinta was instrumental in helping to create the World War II Veterans memorial project which was dedicated in 2009.  He also initated an action plan to improve Manchester's neighborhoods.

During his tenure as Mayor, Frank Guinta served on the Boards of the Manchester Neighborhood Housing Services, the See Science Center, InTown Manchester and A Way to a Better Living which serves adults with mental illness and disabilities.


Arrangement

Mayor Guinta’s papers are arranged topically by folder. The material in each folder is then arranged chronologically.


Administrative Information

The mayoral papers of Frank C. Guinta were surveyed and described by archivist Sally Fellows in 2010-2011.


Access

The records are open for research without restrictions under the conditions of the Archives' access policy. Records may be copied for use in administrative, scholarly or personal research. Researchers are responsible for obtaining copyright permission to use the material from the Archivist.


Citation

The records of Frank C. Guinta, Office of the Mayor, City of Manchester, New Hampshire.
Accession 2008.1


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