New water commissioner appointed

ALBANY, N.Y.–Mayor Kathy Sheehan announced the appointment of Joseph Coffey as Commissioner of the City of Albany Department of Water and Water Supply.

Coffey currently serves as Director of GEL Engineering, LLC, in Charleston, South Carolina, a multi-million dollar engineering and environmental consulting firm serving public and private sector clients throughout the southeast.

“In these difficult financial times, we need seasoned and experienced leaders who can move forward with initiatives to improve the quality of services to our residents and businesses, while managing costs. Joseph Coffey's background is ideally suited to the needs of the Department of Water & Supply, and I am pleased that he will be joining our leadership team,” said Mayor Sheehan.

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