FAIR LAWN, NJ - After hearing about Mayor Kurt Peluso in school, second-grader Valentina De Lucia could only think of one thing: being mayor herself.

Peluso and his wife Linda met Valentina at a barbeque with her mother, Giovanna, and as Peluso has done on several other occassions, he asked the aspiring young lady to be Mayor for a Day.

So the mayor and council named July 17 Valentina De Lucia Day, the day after she sat along side Mayor Peluso at the July 16 council meeting.

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"I met this awesome little girl Valentina at a BBQ who had learned about the mayor of Fair Lawn in school," Linda Peluso wrote on Facebook. "And she was a big fan! Kurt asked her to be mayor for the day and she did amazing! As a teacher, I live for moments that create authentic opportunities for kids to live and brings them that much closer to reaching their goals!"

Valentina's mother responded on Facebook with the following comment: "This was truly an amazing experience for our little girl. Thank you Linda Lamadrid-Peluso and Mayor Kurt Peluso for all you did to make this happen for Valentina. We are truly grateful."