Oneida County Opioid Task Force
Initially formed in 2016 by Oneida County Executive, Anthony J. Picente, Jr., and subsequently restructured in 2019, the Oneida County Opioid Task Force is a cross-sector coalition of community stakeholders focused on eradicating the opioid epidemic and addressing substance/drug use in Oneida County.
The Task Force is co-chaired by Oneida County Executive, Anthony J. Picente, Jr., Oneida County Sheriff, Robert M. Maciol and Oneida County District Attorney, Scott D. McNamara. The 2019 restructuring combined the efforts of both the Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) and Oneida County Department of Mental Health (OCDMH).
The Oneida County Opioid Task Force is dedicated to reducing the total number of overdoses, fatalities, and drug-related burden in Oneida County by delivering effective, efficient, and respectful public service with integrity and accountability, using both proven and innovative methods.
We envision a community that is completely free of opioid-related overdoses and fatalities, and one that leads the way for other jurisdictions across the state and nation to achieve the same.
We encourage innovation, respect human dignity, and foster an environment of collaboration.
The Oneida County Opioid Task Force is co-chaired by the following Oneida County elected officials.