Utica Mayor-elect Palmieri announces transition team

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. - Utica Mayor-elect Robert Palmieri has chosen a nine member Transition Team as he makes his way into Utica's City Hall at the start of the new year.

Palmieri said, “My Team is diverse and reflects our community."

The local educators, business and community leaders selected by Palmieri for the transition team, include:

• Pat Costello, President, IEBW Local 43
• Louis Critelli, Retired Engineer
• Mary Brown DePass, Retired SUNY IT
• Frank DuRoss, Executive Director Industrial Advancement, MVCC
• Vin Gilroy, Certified Public Accountant
• Todd Hutton, President, Utica College
• Sal Longo, President, Northern Safety
• Sonia Martinez, President Mohawk Valley Latino Association
• Mike Taylor, President, Collinite Chemical Company

Palmieri, said his team “will focus on making a seamless transition between city administrations.”

“Each of these individuals brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the City of Utica,” Palmieri said. “Their guidance and counsel will be invaluable as we move forward with implementing the initiatives of the campaign.”

In a statement, Palmieri said "It is the goal of Utica City hall to be open, inclusive, and diverse. This team is a blend of community leaders and fresh faces dedicated to preparing our community for the challenges of today and the successes of tomorrow."

In addition to his Transition Team Palmieri said he is forming a special Ad-Hoc Quality of Life Committee which will focus on day-to-day neighborhood and businesses issues such as codes enforcement, the noise ordinance, parking, and animal control, as well as the promotion of recreational and cultural amenities.

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