Anthony Picente, Jr.

Anthony Picente, Jr.

Anthony Picente, Jr.

NYPA Trustee

Anthony J. Picente, Jr. is the 10th Oneida County Executive and the longest serving in the county’s history.  He was appointed to the position in 2006, followed by his election to full four-year terms in 2007 and 2011. Mr. Picente was named Regional Director of Empire State Development (ESD) in 2001 and, two years later, was promoted to ESD vice president, a position he held until 2006. He is the current president of the New York State Association of Counties.

During his tenure as Oneida County Executive, Mr. Picente has improved the county’s financial outlook and credit rating. He has focused on advancing economic development in the county in such high-tech areas as nanotechnology, cyber security and unmanned aerial systems.

He also created The Vision 2020 Initiative, bringing together stakeholders from across Oneida County for promoting job opportunities, as well as education, training and housing alternatives.

Mr. Picente was instrumental in the state and county’s reaching of an historic settlement in 2013 with the Oneida Indian Nation.

Mr. Picente, who attended Utica public schools, holds an associate degree from Mohawk Valley Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Utica College.

Committees
Strategic Planning and Energy Committee
Audit Committee
Governance Committee
Finance Committee