Following election as chairman, Legislator Andrew Joyce thanks outgoing Chair Sean Ward for his service and invites legislators to come together at a holiday party that evening // Photos: Albany County via YouTube
ALBANY COUNTY — New Albany County Legislature Chairman Andrew Joyce has appointed a chief of staff and counsel as he moves forward with reforming the way legislative leadership operates, expanding access to all members and modernizing the legislative process.
On Tuesday, Feb. 6, Joyce announced that Tim Maniccia, a former director of operations for Albany County, will serve as chief of staff, and Erica Nicole “Nic” Rangel, floor counsel to the New York State Democratic Conference, will serve as counsel to the chair.
“It is my great pleasure to announce two very important appointments today that will set the chair’s office and the Legislature up for great success as we continue to embark on a smooth and productive transition,” said Joyce. “With the overall goal to create an efficient operation with a renewed focus on giving our members everything they need to be successful in their districts, I know Tim and Nic will help my office shape that vision as we move forward.”
In addition to his position with the county, Maniccia formerly worked as a deputy secretary of the New York State Senate Finance Committee and as senior fiscal analyst for the Ways and Means Committee of the New York State Assembly. He is also the founder of Policy Innovation, which provides analytical and advisory services on economic, fiscal and policy issues to public sector organizations around the country.
“I am grateful to the chair for the opportunity to serve the members of the Albany County Legislature and return to serving the residents of Albany County,” Maniccia said. “I look forward to putting 25 years of experience working in and with state and local governments to use at this critical moment in our history.”
In addition to her work at the New York State Democratic Conference, Rangel is also a co-founder and board member at the Center for Community Insight, and a member of the Capital District Black and Latino Bar Association.
“I am deeply honored by this appointment, and I look forward to working with Chairman Andrew Joyce to implement his vision for reform,” said Rangel. “I am also very excited to be a part of this auspicious moment in the Albany County Legislature.”