William Schuckmann was re-elected as a commissioner of the Hicksville Water District (HWD) during a public election on Tuesday, Dec. 12. As a member of the Board of Commissioners since 2014, Schuckmann has been vital in creating more efficient practices throughout the district and establishing more effective two-way communication between HWD and its constituents.
“I am so grateful for the privilege to continue serving the Hicksville community,” said Schuckmann. “I would like to thank all of the community members who took the time to cast their ballots and exercise their right to vote. I am excited to continue collaborating with my fellow commissioners and the dedicated public servants of the Hicksville Water District.”
A public servant in the Hicksville community for more than 45 years, Schuckmann has served as fire chief of the Hicksville Fire District and held multiple positions within the Hicksville Water District, from a water treatment plant operator to superintendent for 12 years before being elected commissioner in 2014.
During Schuckmann’s tenure, HWD has made substantial strides to renovate and modernize aging infrastructure; most recently with the acquisition of a $3 million grant from New York State for essential infrastructure upgrades. Schuckmann proved pivotal in helping consolidate the district’s budget, allowing for more expendable funds on future projects.
“In my 37 years serving the Hicksville Water District, I have worked to provide a consistent high level of service to my community,” Schuckmann continued. “I look forward to continue our excellence in water quality, create programs to help save the district money and to also develop strategic plans for the district’s future.”
Schuckmann will be inducted onto the board during the public meeting in January 2018.
—Submitted by the Hicksville Water District