Board Members

The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority is a New York public benefit corporation which was created by the State Legislature at the request of Oneida and Herkimer Counties by the passage of Article 8, Title 13-FF of the New York Public Authority Law on September 1, 1988.

The Authority is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of ten members representing an outstanding combination of interests and experiences in the private and public sectors.

Authority Board of Directors

  • Kenneth A. Long, Chairman

    • Business Manager of the Central Valley Central School District and former Herkimer County Legislator
    • Appointed By: Herkimer County Legislature
    • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2018
    • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
  • Vincent J. Bono, Vice Chairman

    • Partner in Bono Brothers LLC, Property Management Group; Vice Chairman of the Herkimer County Legislature; and Chairman of the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency.
    • Appointed by: Herkimer County Legislature
    • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2019
    • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
  • Harry A. Hertline, Treasurer

    • Korean War Air Force Veteran, Retired GE Unit Contract Manager, and former Minority Leader Oneida County Board of Legislators
    • Appointed By: Oneida County Board of Legislators
    • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2017
    • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
  • Neil C. Angell

    • Town of Verona Dairy Farmer and former Oneida County Legislator and Member of the Agricultural Economic Development Committee
    • Appointed By: Oneida County Board of Legislators
    • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2019
    • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
  • Barbara Freeman

    • Retired Teacher; Member, Village and Town of Boonville Environmental Councils
    • Appointed By: Oneida County Board of Legislators
    • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2018
    • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
  • Nancy A. Novak

    • Manager Safety & Regulatory Compliance at Bonide Products, Inc.; Member, Mohawk Valley Environmental Information Exchange and Mohawk Valley Safety Professional Consortium
    • Appointed By: Oneida County Executive
    • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2018
    • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
  • James Williams

    • Retired from the United States Postal Service, Army Vietnam War Veteran and Member of the Ava Town Planning Board
    • Appointed By: Oneida County Executive
    • Appointment/Term Start Date (5-Year Term): 1/1/2017
    • Current Term Expiration Date: 12/31/2021

Authority Committee Members

  • Audit Committee

    • Treasurer Harry. Hertline - Chairman Audit Committee
    • Vincent J. Bono - Vice Chairman Audit Committee
    • Neil C. Angell
  • Finance Committee

    • Treasurer Harry A. Hertline - Chairman Finance Committee
    • Vincent J. Bono - Vice Chairman Finance Committee
    • Neil C. Angell
  • Governance Committee (Established in 2006)

    • Barbara Freeman - Chairperson Governance Committee
    • Nancy Novak
    • James Williams
  • FOIL Appeals Committee (Established in 1993)

    • James D'Onofrio - Chair
    • James Franco
    • Barbara Freeman

Past Authority Board Members

  • Alfred A. Barbato, Sr. (1995-2004)
  • Larry Barton (2004-2005)
  • Gerald C. Brodock (1988-2005)
  • R. W. Burrows, Jr. (1988-1995)
  • Vincent Casale (2009-2012)
  • Louis Critelli (1992-2008)
  • Allicia Dicks (2009-2014)
  • A. Frank Dolan (1988-1991)
  • Donald Gross (1995-2013)
  • Robert Julian (1988-1990)
  • Micheal Lane (1988-1992)
  • David Link (1988-1995)
  • Robert McLaughlin (1988-2009)
  • Charles Patterson (1992-1995)
  • Robert J. Roberts, III (2009-2018)
  • Dr. Guy Wilcox (1988-2004)
  • David Yeaton (1997-2008)