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Community Foundation names Wicks as special projects coordinator

Joseph Wicks

UTICA, N.Y. — Joseph B. Wicks, of Bouckville, has been named special projects coordinator at the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, the organization announced.

Wicks coordinates the Community Foundation’s work in area initiatives such as the Mohawk Valley Health System’s (MVHS) new Downtown Utica health-care campus. He acts as community liaison to facilitate regional integration of the MVHS project and provides property-relocation assistance for nonprofit organizations and businesses, the foundation said in a release. In addition, he will work with Community Foundation partners to develop reuse plans to repurpose certain MVHS facilities.

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, where he was responsible for the management and operation of the Advancing Tobacco Free Communities grant. He earned an MBA from Regent University in Virginia Beach and is a graduate of the religious studies program at Elim Bible Institute in Lima, New York.

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