Commissioner Thomas Meier
Thomas Meier currently serves as Commissioner for the City of Yonkers Department of Public Works. He was appointed to this position by Mayor Mike Spano in December 2011.
As Commissioner, Meier oversees the Water Bureau, Sewer Bureau, Street Maintenance Division, Vehicle Maintenance Division, Office of General Services Sanitation Collection, Recycling Division and Winter Maintenance Operations. Meier supervises a staff of 340 men and women and is responsible for a $67 million operation budget as well as a $65 million Capital improvement project budget.
Prior to this role, Meier served Westchester County for seven years holding positions as the Director of Drug Prevention and Stop DWI as well as the head of the Veterans Service Agency. Additionally, Meier has a long history of service to the New York Army National Guard. Meier served in numerous positions within the National Guard as Staff Sergeant, Second Lieutenant, Platoon Leader, Training Officer and Assistant Chief of Staff for Personnel and Administration. Meier also spent time as the Active Duty Commander of New York City’s Counterdrug Task Force. His military career focused on Communications-Electronics Engineering, Emergency management, Operations Planning and Drug Enforcement.
Meier holds an Associate’s Degree from Excelsior College and a B.S. in Business Management from Empire State College. He is a graduate of the United States Army Command & General Staff College, the Army Logistical Management College, the U.S. Army Signal School, Transportation School and Maintenance School. Meier is a lifelong member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks having served as Exalted Ruler, District Deputy and State Director of the Elks Drug Awareness Program. He is also a Lifelong Member of the Crescent Club of Yonkers.
Meier resides in Yonkers with his wife, children and grandchildren.