Syracuse, NY (WIBX) - Former Syracuse Mayor Matt Driscoll was selected as one of the co-chairs to head the newly formed Hurricane Irene recovery task force. The move follows Governor Andrew Cuomo's creation of the Upstate Storm and Flooding Recovery Task Force.  Officials say the task force will work with individual communities and state agencies to rebuild infrastructure, businesses and power supplies. The task force is made up of the following officials:

  • Co-chair, Darrel Aubertine, Commissioner, Department of Agriculture and Markets
  • Co-chair, Matthew Driscoll, President and CEO, Environmental Facilities Corporation
  • Joan McDonald, Commissioner, Department of Transportation
  • General Pat Murphy, Adjutant General, Division of Military and Naval Affairs
  • Andrew Feeney, Director, State Emergency Management Office
  • Joseph D’Amicom, Superintendent, State Police
  • Joseph Martens, Commissioner, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ben Lawsky, Superintendent, Department of Financial Services
  • Garry Brown, Chairman, Public Service Commission
  • RoAnn Destito, Commissioner, Office of General Services
  • Brian Stratton, Director, Canal Corporation
  • Kenneth Adams, President and CEO, Empire State Development Corporation

The Task Force Will Coordinate Disaster Response and Recovery Efforts for the North Country, Catskills, Upper Hudson Valley, and Mohawk Valley. For more information on the task force visit,