Councilmember Palermo was elected to the Omaha City Council in 2017. Vinny was raised in South Omaha and graduated from Omaha South High. After graduating, Vinny served as an Operations Specialist in the US Navy. After fulfilling his active duty assignment, he attended University of Nebraska - Omaha. Throughout his career, Vinny has been a South Omaha small business operator and entrepreneur. Prior to serving on the City Council he was elected to the Omaha Public School Board.
Vinny currently serves as City Council Vice President and serves on the Police and Fire Pension Board. Additionally, Vinny chairs the South Omaha Historical Grant Committee. Vinny maintains an active presence in his community as a member of the South Omaha Business Association, South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance, South Omaha Community Care Council, and as a Police Athletics for Community Engagement volunteer.
Vinny currently lives in the neighborhood where he was born and raised with his wife Aubrey and their seven children.