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New appointment to state Liquor Authority announced

State Senator Joseph Griffo announced Friday that the Senate has confirmed a new commissioner to the New York State Liquor Authority.

Greeley Ford, of Camden, was recommended to Governor Andrew Cuomo by Griffo to be considered for a three-year appointment to the three-member board, according to a news release. His appointment was confirmed Thursday night.

Ford said in the release that he’s hopeful for the opportunity to do something good within the government.

Ford – who is also a bass player in the band Classified – is a graduate of Utica College and currently Senior Network Consulting Engineer for AT&T across all Upstate New York, according to the release. In 1988, Ford began his career as one of the original staff of Cellular One in Utica before it became AT&T.

The State Liquor Authority has two core statutory functions: properly issuing liquor licenses and permits in a timely fashion, and ensuring compliance with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law