District 13 - Council Member - Democrat ~ Chair - Committee on Technology ~ A life-long resident of the Bronx, Jimmy Vacca was born and raised in Pelham Bay. Jimmy was educated in the New York City public school system, where he attended P.S. 71, J.H.S. 101, and then Christopher Columbus High School. He then earned his Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York, and a Master’s degree in Urban Studies from CUNY Queens College.