Judge Eugene L. Nicandri of Massena, N.Y., was confirmed by the New York State Senate in June 2013 to a second five-year term on the New York Power Authority Board of Trustees following his reappointment by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. He became a trustee in August 2008 after being nominated by Governor David Paterson.
As a trustee, Judge Nicandri has been at the center of key NYPA decision making. This has included major endeavors under Governor Cuomo to modernize and upgrade the state’s electricity infrastructure, protect and create jobs through allocations of lower cost electricity to businesses and other enterprises, and bring about investments in energy efficiency and clean energy technologies.
Judge Nicandri, whose legal work contributed to the establishment of the Massena Electric Department in 1981, served as president of the New York State County Judges Association from 1999 to 2000, when he retired. Before becoming a county judge, he was a partner in the Massena law firm of Lavigne & Nicandri from 1966 to 1985 and served at various times as the attorney for the Towns of Massena, Brasher, Louisville and Lawrence and the Village of Massena. He also served as the attorney for Massena Memorial Hospital.
Judge Nicandri represented the Town of Massena in landmark litigation involving the establishment of the Massena Electric Department, a municipal electric system that benefits from low-cost hydropower from NYPA as a preference customer under federal law. He served as the Electric Department's attorney from 1981 to 1985.
Judge Nicandri holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rochester and has a J.D. from Albany Law School. Prior to law school, he served on active duty with the U.S. Navy as a commissioned officer.
Judge Nicandri is married to the former Lois Anne Moore.They have three sons and four grandchildren.