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Board Committees

BUDC has established several committees to assist the Board in fulfilling their various fiduciary and administrative responsibilities. Please click here to view the minutes of recent Committee meetings.

BUDC Real Estate Committee - 2017-2018

Name

Title/Company

Role

Craig Slater, Chair

Principal, The Slater Law Firm, PLLC 

Chair

Janique Curry

M/WBE Compliance Coordinator, ECMC

 

Thomas Kucharski 

Executive Director, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise

 

Brendan Mehaffy 

Executive Director, COB Office of Strategic Planning 

 

Kimberley Minkel

Executive Director, NFTA 

 

Maria Whyte

Deputy County Executive

 

Dennis Penman   

 E.V.P./Principal, Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation 

 

 

 

 


 

 

The Real Estate Committee was established to oversee the Corporation's various real estate holdings and development projects. The Committee is responsible for oversight of real estate management activities, identifying future development projects, reviewing environmental conditions, advising on sale prospects and other related development matters. 

 

BUDC Finance & Audit Committee - 2017- 2018

Name

Title/Company

Role

Dennis M. Penman, Chair

E.V.P./Principal, Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.

Chair

James Comerford

Commissioner, COB - Permit & Inspection Services

   

David Nasca

President & Chief Executive Officer  

 Thomas Beauford

 M&T Bank

 

 Janique Curry

 M/WBE Compliance Coordnator, ECMC

 

The Audit & Finance Committee was established to provide assistance to the BUDC Board members in fulfilling their fiduciary responsibilities relating to accounting, reporting and regulatory practices. Each member of the Audit & Finance Committee must be an independent member as defined by the Public Authorities Accountability Act.

 

BUDC Governance Committee 2017 - 2018

Name

Title/Company

Role

Hon. Byron Brown   

Mayor, City of Buffalo


Thomas Beauford

 M&T Bank

 

Thomas Kucharski, Chair

 Executive Director, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise 

Chair

 Dennis Elsenbeck

 Regional Director

 

Brendan Mehaffy

Executive Director, COB - Office of Strategic Planning

 

Dennis Penman 

E.V.P./Principal, Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.

 

Chris Schoepflin

Regional Director, Empire State Development

The Governance committee was established in 2004 as the "Nominating & By-Laws Committee". It was re-established in 2006 as the Governance Committee in response to Public Authorities Accountability Act guidance. The Governance Committee is responsible for keeping the Board informed of current best governance practices, reviewing corporate governance trends, updating BUDC's corporate governance principles and advising those responsible for appointing Board members of the skills and experience required of potential Board members and to nominate candidates for the citizen member positions and various offices including Chair and Vice-Chair. The Committee also nominates candidates to serve on BUDC's various committees. Each member of the Governance Committee must be an independent member as defined by the Public Authorities Accountability Act.


BUDC Downtown Committee 2017 - 2018

Name    

Title/Company 

Role 

Brendan Mehaffy, Chair

 Executive Director, COB - Office of Strategic Planning

 Chair

James Comerford, Jr. 

Commissioner, COB - Permit & Inspection Services 

 

Darby Fishkin

CEO, CBRE

 

Hon. Darius Pridgen

Common Council President, City of Buffalo

 

Dottie Gallagher- Cohen

President & CEO, Buffalo-Niagara Partnership

 

Thomas Hersey

Commissioner- Erie County DEP

 

Steven Stepniak

City of Buffalo Department of Public Works

 


 

The Downtown Committee was established in February of 2012 to serve as the initial BUDC Board of Directors oversight of staff, in connection to the initiatives outlined in the Buffalo Building Reuse Project (BBRP) Report. The BBRP was undertaken in response to a request from Mayor Byron W. Brown to the Buffalo-Niagara Partnership for the development of recommendations to improve the competitiveness of Downtown Buffalo in capturing new jobs and investment.

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