September 12, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Superintendent of Department of Public Works Announced
(Kingston, N.Y.) Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph Chenier to serve as the
Superintendent of the City of Kingston’s Department of Public Works.
“As one of our largest departments, DPW is continuously tasked with an incredible workload,” said Mayor
Noble. “I am truly excited to have Joe come on board, as I am confident that his experience, education and
skillset are ideal to meet the high demands of this key position.”
Mr. Chenier, currently an Assistant Civil Engineer, has worked for the City of Poughkeepsie for over fifteen
years. In this role he has been responsible for managing multi-million dollar projects and working with staff on
a wide variety of initiatives, including water line installation and rehabilitation, storm and sanitary sewer
installations and rehabilitation, sidewalk and streetscape projects, environmental restoration, park improvement
and roadway realignment. He has extensive experience in program administration, construction management,
budget and contract oversight, project review and reporting, and supervision of field personnel, including DPW
sewer, parks and street department crews.
Mr. Chenier possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies from Binghamton University. His
additional credentials include: Certified Professional in Municipal Stormwater Management; Certified
Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control; and NICET (National Institute for Certification in Engineering
Technology) Highway Construction Level III.
“As a resident of the City of Kingston, I am honored to be entrusted to serve my community in this role,” said
Mr. Chenier. “Mayor Noble and I have discussed his vision for this department and I am eager to jump in and
begin working with the knowledgeable and dedicated team at DPW.”
Mr. Chenier will begin on Monday, September 19th