June 30, 2023

Picente Appoints New Public Works Commissioner

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County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that he has appointed Matthew Baisley as the new Commissioner of the Oneida County Department of Public Works.

“We are happy to have Matt back with Oneida County Government and leading our Department of Public Works,” Picente said. “He was a pivotal member of DPW for years and his experience and exceptional drive will serve him well in this new role. I look forward to the great things I know he will accomplish.”

Baisley assumed the role of Public Works Commissioner on June 5, 2023.

He previously worked in the Department of Public Works from 2017 to 2021. During that time, Baisley served as Deputy Commissioner in the Buildings and Grounds Division for three years, where he was responsible for maintenance and capital improvements across all DPW-maintained facilities. In that role, Baisley instituted a Computerized Maintenance Management System and was integral to the county’s COVID-19 response in designing Vaccination PODs at the Mohawk Valley Community College Utica and Rome campuses and managing employee workstation spacing at county facilities.

Baisley began his county career as an Assistant Civil Engineer, coordinating and supervising maintenance and repairs of all mechanical and HVAC equipment.

“I am extremely grateful to County Executive Picente and the Board of Legislators for granting me this opportunity,” Baisley said. “I look forward to carrying out the County Executive’s vision by building on the solid foundation Mark Laramie has laid, and  continuing the great work the Oneida County Department of Public Works does day in and day out.”

Baisley spent the last two years at Hamilton College as the Manager of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Systems and also worked at Marriott International in Washington D.C. as an Engineering Manager from 2015 to 2016.

He possesses a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from SUNY Maritime College and holds New York State Fundamentals of Engineering certification, EPA universal refrigeration certification and multiple NYS Department of Labor Asbestos certifications.    

His community involvement includes serving as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Clinton Early Learning Center and as mentor in the Friendship Circle program in Marlboro, NJ for children with special needs.

Baisley replaces Mark Laramie, who retired on April 19, 2023 after serving 3 years as Commissioner and 33 years in the Department of Public Works.

Oneida County Partners