Matthew J. Millea was appointed Deputy County Executive for Physical Services by Onondaga County Executive Joanne Mahoney on June 28, 2010. As Deputy County Executive Mr. Millea oversees the operations of nine county departments and assists the County Executive with the development and implementation of the annual county budget. Matt has been charged by the County Executive to manage the County’s “Save the Rain” effort, which is a multi-million dollar public works program using both grey and green infrastructure approaches to mitigate sewer overflows into Onondaga Lake.
Prior to joining the Mahoney administration, Mr. Millea served as Executive Vice President and Acting President of the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation. During his tenure with EFC, Mr. Millea oversaw the administration and distribution of $500 million in federal stimulus dollars and launched the award winning Green Innovations Grant Program, which promotes the adoption of innovative water treatment and conservation technologies.
Prior to his service at EFC, Mr. Millea served Governor George E. Pataki as a Program Manager in the Governor’s Public Authorities Office and as Director of Environmental Programs. While serving on the Governor’s staff, Mr. Millea played a key role in the passage of legislation that reformed and refinanced the State’s Superfund program and created the Brownfield Cleanup Program.
Mr. Millea also worked for two years as a legislative assistant with the State Department of Environmental Conservation and as a Senior Legislative Analyst with the New York State Association of Counties.
Mr. Millea serves on the Board of Directors of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, and the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency. He also served for four years on the Board of the Great Lakes Protection Fund, an environmental endowment that invests in the research and development of new technologies and environmental strategies focused on protecting the natural resources of the Great Lakes basin.
Mr. Millea is a graduate of Siena College, where he currently serves as an Associate Trustee, and has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Columbia University. Mr. Millea and his wife Lori reside in Syracuse with their two sons, Ethan and Aaron.