Learning about their home region has made this summer unique for Oneida County College Student Corps interns Emma Garcia, left, of SUNY Fredonia and Kelsey Wooldridge of Randolph Macon College. They’ve been working at the Clinton Historical Society on a new exhibit. “We are surrounded by so much history on a daily basis and sometimes I think we never get to really see it and understand how much this community has to offer, and how rich its history really is,” Emma said.
New Billboard Campaign starts Thursday July 25th
Joined by Law Enforcement officials from the New York State Police, Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Utica Police Department and the Rome Police Department and members of the Traffic Safety Board, County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. will reveal the launch of the new STOP DWI advertising campaign. The phase includes the unveiling, throughout the county, a Billboard focused on the immediate legal consequences of driving while under the influence.
Picente Announces Phyllis D. Ellis New Oneida County Health Director
County Executive Also Announces Restructuring Of Health Department
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente has tapped Phyllis D. Ellis for the new Director of the Oneida County Health Department. The position has been vacant since August 2012. Current Interim Director Patrice Bogan will stay on in the new role of Deputy Director.
New York State and Oneida County Flood Recovery Center To Open In New Hartford on Sunday July, 21st.
In conjunction with New York State 2013 Flood Recovery Assistance Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. encourages all residents affected by flooding to go to the Oneida County Flood Recovery Center located at the New Hartford Fire Department 4 Oxford Rd. in New Hartford and begin the application process to receive assistance.
On June 28, 2013, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued a Disaster Declaration in response to the devastating floods that occurred between June 26th and July 3rd in the Mohawk Valley and Niagara County. On July 17, 2013, in response to the impact of these floods and the lack of approved federal disaster aid for individual assistance, the Governor announced the creation of the Mohawk Valley and 2013 Upstate Flood Recovery Program.
Oneida County’s Summer Youth Program is an important part of Oneida County’s commitment to helping local agencies through community service. Multiple severe storms during June and early July left culverts and drainage areas on the Utica Zoo’s property plugged with debris, creating the potential for flooding and erosion. The Oneida County Summer Youth Employment Program teamed with the Zoo in an important project to clean out the drainage areas to protect the landscape and the neighborhoods downhill from Utica’s landmark Zoo.
Building upon the success of his collaborative effort to develop a world-class home-grown workforce, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced that the SEMI High Tech U Teacher Edition will return for a second summer. Picente said the project, which helps local teachers inspire and educate students in key skill areas needed by local high-growth employers, is supported by the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Workforce Investment Board, Mohawk Valley EDGE, BOCES and National Grid.
Designation Will Retain At Least 80 Jobs And Make Oneida County An RCE Hub
Today, New York State Office of Mental Health released a new Regional Center of Excellence Plan. The OMH is moving to a Regional Center of Excellence Model that will focus on an integrated health network, providing the most advanced diagnostics, treatment and support services available in the most effective way.
For Mackenzi VanSlyke of Lee Center, her internship at Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) has provided her more than just something to do this summer, it’s provided her with real world experience she will use in her future career. VanSlyke, who graduated from MVCC this spring, finds that the internship has helped reinforce what she learned in school, as well as providing her with new experiences. “It’s a lot of physical working. I get to learn the processes behind everything. Here it’s all teamwork,” she said.