The outgoing mayor of Syracuse will take over leadership at the New York State Environmental Facilities Corp., pending board approval, Gov. David Paterson announced last week.
Paterson appointed Democrat Matthew Driscoll to be president and chief executive officer of the EFC, replacing Matthew Millea, who has served in those positions in an acting capacity.
“With his knowledge of the state’s local municipal regulations, budget constraints and aging infrastructure, and his creative problem-solving, Matthew will provide EFC with results-oriented leadership,” Paterson said in a press release.
Last month, Syracuse voters chose Democrat Stephanie Miner to succeed Driscoll, who was prevented by term limits from seeking a third term.
Paterson said that Driscoll’s plans for energy conservation and environmental protection made Syracuse an environmental leader in the state. As mayor, Driscoll oversaw a $40 million project at the Westcott Reservoir that the governor said was the city’s largest capital investment in water infrastructure since 1930.
Prior to his election as mayor in 2001, Driscoll served on the city’s Common Council.
The EFC is one of five public authorities that sell personal income tax bonds on behalf of the state. The issuer also sell bonds to finance wastewater and drinking water capital projects.