Picente To Kick off 2014 Oneida County Children Care Initiative

2013 Utilized 833 Youth Volunteers and 3700 Hours of Service.

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that in 2013, 833 Oneida County youth gave back an incredible 3,070 volunteer hours to the community through the Oneida County Children Care Initiative, an Oneida County Youth Bureau initiative that began in 2009.

New York State Sheriff's Association's Civil Deputy of the Year

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol is pleased to announce that the presentation of the New York State Sheriff's Association's Civil Deputy of the Year was awarded to Lt. Sandra Easton on February 17, 2014 during the New York State Sheriff's Association annual award ceremony currently being held during the Sheriff's Winter Conference in Albany.

Congratulations Erin Hamlin

“I and all of Oneida County would like to congratulate new Olympic Bronze Medalist Erin Hamlin of Remsen today. Her unshakable determination and dedication has led to this unbelievable accomplishment. Erin is the first American to medal at the Olympics in the Individual Luge Event. As a community we all stand to give her the ovation she has earned. Congratulations again Erin, you have made our entire community and indeed the entire nation proud”

Picente Announces Youth Development and Violence Prevention Coalition

YDVPC Next Step in Community Involvement in Youth Development and Violence Prevention

County Executive Anthony J. Picente announced today the creation of the Oneida County Youth Development and Violence Coalition. The YDVPC will be created by the current Oneida County Youth Services Council. The announcement was made today at the Annual State of Oneida County Youth Development Council Annual Meeting.

County To Pay Off Amortized Retirement Payment’s Early

Paying Off Amortization Bill Early Saves Taxpayers Half A Million Dollars

County Executive Anthony J. Picente announced today his plan to pay off $2,907,482 in amortized state retirement payments. The amortization of County retirement bills, required by law to be paid annually to the State, has been an approach used since 2011. By paying the $2,907,482 early the County saves $460,305 in interest payments.

County To Provide $500,000 To Utica Memorial Auditorium Authority To Increase Parking

County Executive Picente announces money to begin construction on new parking in Downtown Utica

County Executive Anthony J. Picente announced today that he will ask the Oneida County Board of Legislator’s to approve $500,000 to be transferred to the Upper Mohawk Valley Memorial Auditorium Authority for the explicit use of creating a new parking lot across the street to the Utica Auditorium.

Sheriff Maciol: Jail Graduation Ceremony Highlights Efforts to Help Oneida County Inmates Change Lives

Joined by government and community officials, Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol today presided over a unique graduation at the Oneida County Jail as a group of  inmates completed GED classes as well as Anger Management and Life Skills counseling. In all since July of this year, seven inmates earned GED Diplomas, one inmate earned a high school diploma, sixteen inmates completed Anger Management Classes, and twenty-eight inmates earned certificates in Employment Techniques.