Since he was first elected as the Mayor of the City of Revere in 2011, Dan Rizzo’s chief priority has been clear: ‘Putting Revere on the Map'. Mayor Rizzo has a firsthand understanding of the talent, identity, and potential that lies within our community and knows that Revere’s best days are ahead.
Upon assuming office, Mayor Rizzo launched an aggressive citywide economic development plan to stimulate the local economy, create jobs and improve the quality of life of all Revere residents. His multifaceted plan focuses on revitalizing Revere’s central business district, increasing opportunities for employment, building new schools, providing safe housing for families and seniors, and improving public open space like the city's greatest natural resource, Revere Beach.
Mayor Rizzo’s economic development plan launched with the ambitious rehabilitation project of Broadway, the commercial heart of the city. The project is transforming Broadway into a more inviting and walkable business district that will draw more people to the city center and boost the local economy.
Mayor Rizzo understands that a critical component of Revere’s ability to succeed is sound fiscal management in City Hall. His administration's Performance Based Budgeting has challenged department heads to set goals, celebrate accomplishments, and create measures for success. Throughout his tenure in City Hall, Mayor Rizzo has remained committed to delivering the highest quality and most cost effective city services to Revere residents.
The City of Revere has one of the best school systems in Greater Boston. Mayor Rizzo is committed to giving students and educators the resources they need to achieve the success that parents have come to expect.
Since his days as a Revere City Councillor, Mayor Rizzo has always been a strong advocate for Revere's Fire and Police Departments. Under his leadership, Revere's Fire Department has implemented new data tracking measures to improve response times, analyze trends, and track fire statistics more reliably. Mayor Rizzo opened a new neighborhood police substation across from City Hall to improve community policing in the city. By proactively bringing members of the police department into all of Revere’s neighborhoods, Dan and Police Chief Joe Cafarelli are ensuring that public safety comes first.
Mayor Rizzo has put a lot of time and effort into fostering community spirit and instilling pride in our city and its neighborhoods. Through partnerships with stakeholders across Revere like the Chamber of Commerce, youth sports groups and business leaders, Mayor Rizzo’s rebranding of Revere as a city on the rise has resulted in an explosion of Revere Pride. This has led to a cleaner and more vibrant Revere Beach, improved public open spaces, a thriving business district and competitive sports programs for youth and families.
As United States Navy Veteran and a member of VFW Post 6712 and the American Legion Post 0061, Mayor Rizzo is a tireless advocate for Revere's veterans' community. Mayor Rizzo knows the importance of providing resources to both senior veterans and those just returning home from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Daniel Rizzo has a longstanding career as a business owner and public servant in the city he calls home.
Dan is a graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston and holds his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration.
Upon graduating Dan began a long career in public service and served in the United States Navy for six years. For over four of those six years he served aboard the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Independence CV-62. During that time he participated in Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada, and responded to crises around the world including the in Persian Gulf and Beirut. He is the recipient of the Naval Expeditionary Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and holds the designation of Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist. He is a member of the Beachmont VFW, Post 6712 and the American Legion, Post 0061.
Upon his discharge from the U.S. Navy, Dan founded his company, Rizzo Insurance Group, Inc., with his brother, Paul, and his father, Dan Sr. For over 20 years, Dan has served as President providing sound advice with regards to property and casualty insurance, as well as life and health insurance products for families and businesses in Suffolk, Middlesex and Essex Counties.
He is the recipient of the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Dan has assumed leadership roles in the Revere Business Community including President of the Revere Chamber of Commerce from 1995-1997 and as President of the Revere Rotary Club from 1992-1993. He is the recipient of Rotary International’s highest honor, the Paul Harris Fellow Award.
In 2000, Dan was elected to the Revere City Council and in 2009 was elected City Council President. In 2011, Dan was elected Mayor of Revere. In addition he served as Chairman of the DNC 04 Host Committee which dedicated and marked Revere Beach Reservation as a National Historic Landmark.
Dan is also proud of his affiliations and memberships to the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 1272, the St. Mary’s Holy Name Society, and The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #1171.
Dan is married to Jane Fitzgerald Rizzo and has two sons, Ryan and Nicholas.