FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2023
Mayor Noble Appoints Robert Dennison Ward 6 Alderman
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that he will appoint Robert Dennison for the Ward 6 vacancy left by Alderman Tony Davis’s retirement.
“Though the Council is losing a dedicated civil servant with Tony Davis’s retirement, I’m thrilled to appoint Bob Dennison to fill his shoes in Ward Six,” said Mayor Noble. “Bob is running unopposed in November’s election, so by appointing him to the Council now, he will start his term early, and can be a part of this year’s budget process. Bob is eager to get started serving his Ward, and we will welcome him to the Council.”
Common Council President Andrea Shaut said, “Although our charter places the authority on the mayor to fill a vacancy on the council, I am pleased that Mayor Noble recognized the importance of a collaborative approach between the two branches. I am further pleased that we came to an easy consensus on adding Robert Dennison to the Common Council to represent Ward Six. Mr. Dennison will be a great asset to Kingston with his vast experience, both professionally and as a volunteer for several city boards and commissions. I am confident that he will be ready to get to work on Day One and will deliver good work to the benefit of his ward and all of Kingston.”
Dennison said, “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the City of Kingston as we move into a post-Covid world. Alderman Davis has served our city well in several roles and his presence in City government will be missed. I wish him well in his well-earned retirement.”
Dennison retired from the New York State Department of Transportation as Chief Engineer in 2011. He then worked as a consultant with VHB engineering in their New York office until 2020. Prior to his appointment as Chief Engineer, he served as NYDSOT Regional Director for the Hudson Valley. Throughout his 40-year career, Dennison has played an important role shaping the future of transportation and infrastructure throughout New York State. He has held positions of responsibility in Town, County and State governments.
Alderman Davis’s last day on the Kingston Common Council will be Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Dennison will be appointed Wednesday, June 7, 2023, and will serve on Finance & Audit and Public Safety & General Government committees.