Chairman Schuckmann to Lead District Throughout 2023
During the recent reorganizational meeting of the Hicksville Water District, the HWD Board of Commissioners unanimously elected Commissioner William Schuckmann to serve as District Chairman. Commissioner Schuckmann is currently in his third term on the Board and will serve as Chairman throughout 2023, a role he had previously held in 2017 and 2020.
“It is an honor to have been chosen by Commissioners Schweitzer and Brigandi to act as District Chairman this year,” said Chairman Schuckmann. “Being able to serve my neighbors on the Hicksville Water District Board is a true privilege. I am greatly looking forward to leading our District throughout 2023 and continue our mission of providing excellent service to our community.”
Chairman Schuckmann has been a part of the Hicksville Water District since the 1970s and has worked his way up the ladder from the very first rung. He started as a laborer, then foreman and eventually superintendent of the Hicksville Water District. As superintendent, he was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations providing the community with more than 2 billion gallons of clean, portable water. He finally joined the HWD Board of Commissioners in 2014, providing crucial oversight as the District worked diligently to rapidly install state-of-the-art treatment systems in order to address the threat of emerging contaminants in the District’s water. Through Chairman Schuckmann’s combined leadership with his fellow commissioners and HWD Superintendent Paul Granger, the HWD’s efforts have been successful, as it currently has eight wells providing clean drinking water to its nearly 50,000 residents.
Chairman Schuckmann is exceptionally active in the community outside of the HWD as well. A member of the Hicksville Volunteer Fire Department for over 50 years, he has served as Company Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief and Chief. He was elected to serve three five-year terms as Fire Commissioner following his tenure as Chief. He also has been fundamental in fundraising for the Hicksville community, assisting in local charity golf outings and raising funds for various community nonprofit organizations and local families in need through the Hicksville Boys and Girls Club. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce and is also on the Board of Directors of the Hicksville Rotary Club, for which he previously served as president in 2001 and 2006.