Bill Abbatematteo

I was born in Providence, RI and lived most of my life in the Ocean State before moving to beautiful Charlotte County in 2007 with my family. I attended Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI, where I graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.S. in Criminal Justice. I later went to Bryant University Graduate School of Business in Smithfield, RI, where I received an M.B.A. I am also a graduate of the 184th Session of the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, VA, in 1996.
After retiring from a career in municipal law enforcement, having spent the last five years of my career as a Police Chief, we were excited about relocating and buying a home in Port Charlotte. Like many people who moved down from the North, we were tired of the cold, the snow, and yes, the high taxes. My interests include playing the guitar, American history, talking politics and playing an occasional round of golf. I play softball with the Charlotte Half-Century Softball League.

I quickly discovered that being retired does not mean being inactive. I have always believed that each citizen has a duty to participate and help keep a watchful eye over local government and the people that we have entrusted with our tax dollars, so that the management of our community is both responsive to the needs of its residents, and operationally efficient and effective in the delivery of those services. I am delighted to be a member of the Charlotte County Curmudgeon Club, whose mission is to try and make Charlotte County a better place to live and work. I am looking forward to the opportunity to gain a considerable amount of knowledge about local issues from listening to the various viewpoints of other club members and from the interaction with our guest speakers.