UTICA, NY – Joseph B. Wicks of Bouckville, NY, has been named special projects coordinator at The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties.
Wicks coordinates Community Foundation work in area initiatives such as the Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) new Downtown Utica healthcare campus. He acts as community liaison to facilitate regional integration of the MVHS project and provides property relocation assistance for nonprofit organizations and businesses. In addition, he will work with Community Foundation partners to develop reuse plans to repurpose certain MVHS facilities.
“We’re pleased that Joe is working to advance initiatives that will make a significant difference in our community,” said Community Foundation President/CEO Alicia Dicks. “His experience and unique talents have already helped advance The Community Foundation’s collaborative work in support of the new MVHS healthcare campus.”
Wicks brings more than a decade of experience in program development, community outreach, grant management and stakeholder engagement to The Community Foundation. He previously served as community engagement lead coordinator and grant manager at Integrated Community Planning, Inc. in Oswego, NY, where he was responsible for the management and operation of the Advancing Tobacco Free Communities grant. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, and is a graduate of the religious studies program at Elim Bible Institute in Lima, NY
Since 1952, The Community Foundation has invested more than $70 million in Oneida and Herkimer counties. The Community Foundation partners with various local organizations to make impactful investments in core areas of need, including economic development, education, health, and arts and culture.
For information about The Community Foundation, visit www.foundationhoc.org or call 315-735-8212.