NORWICH – The Chenango County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Shawn G. Fry to director of public works, starting April 1.
According to local law, the appointment is for a six-year term. Fry will receive an annual salary of $69,000 plus benefits.
The Chenango County Department of Public Works employs about 85 people – 60 in the highway division and 25 in waste management. Fry, 48, has served as DPW interim director for that past five months since former Director Randy Gibbon retired in November.
A native of Hamilton, Fry received his associate’s degree from SUNY Morrisville and went onto earn a bachelor’s in engineering from Cornell University. He joined the county department in 1994 as an engineer aide, and became senior engineer in 1998. He currently lives in Sherburne.