Onondaga County Legislature Chairman Dave Knapp welcomes Benedicte Doran to the OCWA Board.

Ms. Benedicte Doran was recently welcomed to the five-member board of OCWA–Central New York’s Water Authority by Onondaga County Legislature Chairman David Knapp.

“It is my pleasure to welcome Benedicte to the OCWA board,” said Chairman Knapp, who appointed her to the board. “She is a seasoned communications specialist with a wealth of community engagement experience, which I’m confident will make her an excellent addition to the water authority.”

Ms. Doran is currently employed as political director for U.S. Representative John Katko.  She also serves on the Zoning Board of Appeals in the Town of Onondaga, where she is responsible for evaluating various requests for zoning variances and appeals.  

Ms. Doran is a career communications and marketing specialist, having served six years as the Communications Director for Senator John DeFrancisco and seven years prior to that as a marketing executive for several private companies.  

In addition to her communications career, Ms. Doran is an active community volunteer.  She currently supports such diverse organizations as Making Strides for Breast Cancer, Juvenile Diabetes, Syracuse University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and Girls on the Run. 

Ms. Doran received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the State University of New York, College at Oswego.  She lives with her husband Matt and three sons in the Town of Onondaga.

We welcome Benedicte to the OCWA family!