FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2022
Mayor Noble Appoints New Water Department Superintendent
Judith Hansen to Retire After 40 Years with KWD
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that, after forty year of service, City of Kingston Water Department Superintendent Judith Hansen will retire, and he has appointed Matthew Dysard as her successor.
Judith Hansen has worked at the City of Kingston Water Department for 40 years, 34 of which she has served at the Superintendent. Her last day will be March 25, 2022.
“Judy has been a leader in her field, not only locally but at the State level. Her devotion and passion for providing the community with safe drinking water is unmatched,” said Mayor Noble. “We appreciate and thank Judy for her deep dedication and many years of service to Kingston, and wish her every happiness in retirement. We welcome Matthew in the role as Superintendent, and look forward to many years under his leadership.”
“I would like to thank the Board for their many years of support, which allowed me to spend the last 40 years doing something I love, provided me the opportunity to give back to my community, and helped me mentor the next generation of water professionals,” said Judith Hansen. “I would also like to thank the amazing employees of the Water Department, past and present, who, through their dedication and hard work, continue to provide Kingston with water of the highest quality. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to have served.”
Matthew Dysard, a Hudson Valley native, holds a B.S. in Finance from the College at Brockport and M.P.A. from Baruch Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. Prior to joining the Kingston Water Department, Dysard spent five years working at New York City’s Office of Management and Budget. He joined the Kingston Water Department in 2018 as the Business Manager, focusing on the Department’s annual budget, bonding, and funding from the Environmental Facilities Corporation.
“I am honored to have this opportunity and excited to take on this new role, while continuing to work with the exceptional staff of the Kingston Water Department,” said Dysard. “I would like to thank Judy for her many years of service. I look forward to guiding the Department and ensuring the continued supply of high-quality drinking water to the City of Kingston.”
“The Board of Water Commissioners want to welcome Matt Dysard as the next superintendent of the Kingston Water Department. He has our support and confidence that he will continue the strong leadership of the department that Judy Hansen has demonstrated in that position the last 34 years. We also want to thank Judy for her dedication to the department, the board and the residents of Kingston that has ensured us the best water in New York State,” said Dennis Croswell, Water Board Chair.