The New York State County Highway Superintendents Association elected Oneida County Commissioner of Public Works Dennis Davis president at its Annual Winter Conference and Tradeshow last week at The Saratoga Hilton in Saratoga Springs.
Davis was appointed commissioner in 2010. He joined Oneida County in June 1980 and held various positions in the Highways, Bridges & Structure Division and was appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Division in August 1993. He serves on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Climate Resiliency Committee for the New York State Association of Counties.
“Our association provides tremendous value to our membership through training programs that enhance our professional development,” Davis said. “Advocacy and participation in the state legislative and budget processes to secure road and bridge funding is a critical part of our association’s mission and I look to build on these successful efforts.”
Local roads and bridges account for 87 percent of the roads, 50 percent of the bridges and 48 percent of the vehicle mileage logged in New York.
The highway superintendents association is a non-profit organization whose county superintendents, public works commissioners and affiliate members have been gathering for more than 100 years to share knowledge and experience, and to build professional networks.
Through its “Local Roads Matter!” campaign, NYSCHSA works to enhance federal, state and local investment in the transportation infrastructure to ensure the safety and functionality of our roads, bridges, culverts and other transportation assets to secure New York’s competitiveness for economic development and job creation.