Picente: New Gateway Terminal Building At Griffiss International Airport Has Opened

New Building Is a Multipurpose Terminal and Customs Inspection Building

Today Oneida County Executive was joined by Chairman of the Board of Legislators Gerald Fiorini and surrounded by elected officials, tenants of Griffiss International Airport and the Business and Technology Park as well as representatives of C&S engineering and other contractors as they cut the ribbon on the brand new Gateway Terminal Building at the Griffiss International Airport.

Picente: County Pays Off Amortized Retirement Payment Early

Paying Off Amortization Bill Early Saves Taxpayers Half A Million Dollars

County Executive Anthony J. Picente announced today that Oneida County paid off $5,614,826 in amortized state retirement payments from 2014, 9 years ahead of schedule. The amortization of retirement bills has been an approach used since 2011. By paying the $5,614,826 in one year instead of the ten years allowed by law the County saves taxpayers $953,437 in interest payments.

Picente Statement On Governor Cuomo’s $1.5 Billion Dollar Upstate Revitalization Fund

“I am a strong believer in collaborative approaches to economic development – because the success of a business owner in one part of Oneida can easily translate to jobs or economic activity in another part of the State. That’s why I am very excited about Governor Cuomo’s proposal to create a new $1.5 billion economic development competition just for Upstate regions like Oneida County. It’s a great way to boost local businesses and make our communities more competitive in the private sector.

Picente Statement On Appointment To The Board Of Trustees of the Power Authority

“I thank Governor Andrew Cuomo for this responsibility and look forward to being a member of the Board of Trustees and serving in the governance and oversight of the Authority.  The New York Power Authority is America's largest state power organization working with businesses, non-profits and municipalities while supporting thousands of jobs and reducing public sector costs and does this without any tax revenue or state credit.  I look forward to assisting business in keeping their power costs down so they can expand and be competitive.”  This appointment is a unpaid, uncompensated five yea

Picente To Washington, Representing NYSAC at National Council of County Association Executives (NCCAE) and the State Association Presidents & Executive Directors Meeting

County Executive Picente will be on hand to discuss national strategies for Transportation, Infrastructure, Legislative priorities and other topics effecting Counties with a National Perspective

On Friday County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. along with NYSAC Executive Director will be attending the National Council of County Association Executives (NCCAE) and the State Association Presidents & Executive Directors Meeting January 8th and 9th.

Picente Announces RFP Process For Partners In Prosperity Funding

County Executive Picente has made available an RFP for Funding Arts and Culture and STEM Education Via Oneida Settlement Money

On Monday County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced Oneida County’s Requests for Proposals for funding that has been allocated in the 2015 budget for Arts and Culture and STEM Education through the Partners in Prosperity Funding.

Picente Statement On the Passing Of Former Governor Mario Cuomo

"I was saddened to hear of the loss of Governor Mario Cuomo. He was truly one of the great giants of the Empire State. In my encounters with the former Governor I found him to be a genuine and humble man who cared deeply about New York and its residents. A first generation Italian American, Mario Cuomo has been a shining example of what we all can accomplish with perseverance.  From Jamaica, Queens he rose to national prominence with a gift for electrifying oratory, still studied in classrooms today.