Technical Services

Mission Statement

The Department of Technical Services will provide professional project delivery of service to the community in planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining all community buildings and infrastructure.

Department Summary

The Department of Technical Services coordinates the conceptual planning, design and construction of capital facilities and infrastructure as well as municipal services. The department, management and technical personnel coordinate all phases of construction and renovation to all MCA facilities. As well we provide capital needs planning, identification, and oversight of MCA construction projects, and development and enforcement of community standards for construction safety and labor codes. All programs pertaining to the delivery of service are included below for the community's information.

The Department of Technical Services is under the direction 

Mr. Jay Benedict 

Programs and Services / Capital progress


The Management within the Department of Technical Services is the central location for specific contacts to other programs within the department. Management is responsible for implementation of all capital projects approved by the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. As well as providing oversight and coordination functions for community infrastructure planning and maintenance programs.
Your contact is: 

 Theresa B. Jacobs
Executive Assistant

 Engineering & Technology

Our Engineering & Technology Department spearheads the jobsites specifically associated with new construction. The Department of Technical Services currently has diverse contractual agreements with various businesses both locally owned and operated as well as those and off-reserve.
Your contacts are:

Leslie Papineau

Building & Infrastructure Maintenance

Building & Infrastructure Maintenance personnel monitor the service connections of private residences, plan, coordinate, implement and supervise renovations and maintenance to all facilities. Our maintenance crews use a computerized maintenance management system to ensure safe and efficient operation of the all community assets within the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne. Building & Infrastructure Administration oversees and manages the maintenance of the Water & Waster Water Infrastructure, Educational Facilities, Department of Health, Department of Community & Social Services, and other MCA facilities.
Your contact person is:

Mr. Joe Francis


Mr. John Adams
Waste Water Manager
St. Regis Maintenance Station
613-575-2250 Ex. 3403
Mr. Gorman Jacobs
Maintenance Manager
DOH Department of Health /
Department of Community & Social Services
613-575-2341 Ex. 3137
Mr. Gerald Thompson
AMBE Maintenance Mgr
AMBE Akwesasne Mohawk Board of Education
613-933-0409 Ex. 27

Public Works (Roads)

The Roads Program personnel maintain 66 miles (105 km) of infrastructure as well as three bridges within Akwesasne. Operations include grading, sanding, snow removal, road repair, general maintenance and emergency response. Our road crew is on-call 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.
Your contact person is:

Mr. Kennedy Garrow
CENTRAL DISPATCH: (613) 575-2340
PHONE: (613) 938 – 5476