Name

Title/Company

Role

Hon. Byron W. Brown 

Mayor, City of Buffalo 

Chairman (Ex-Officio) 

Dennis Penman 

Owner, Penman Development Partners, LLC.

Vice Chairman

Hon. Darius Pridgen

Common Council President, City of Buffalo 

(Ex-Officio)

 Amanda Mays

Regional Director, Empire State Development Corporation

(Ex-Officio)

James Comerford

Commissioner, COB - Permit & Inspection Services 

(Ex-Officio) 

Thomas Hersey

Commissioner - Erie County Department of Environment & Planning

(Ex-Officio) 

Dennis Elsenbeck

Head of Energy and Sustainability, Phillips Lytle, LLP

Citizen Member 

Mike Finn

Commissioner, COB Department of Public Works 

(Ex-Officio) 

Thomas Halligan

Business Manager, Local No. 6

 Citizen Member     

Thomas Kucharski 

Executive Director, Invest Buffalo Niagara 

(Ex-Officio) 

 Trina Burruss

Vice President/Community Relationship Officer , Northwest Savings Bank

Citizen Member

Kimberley A. Minkel 

Executive Director, NFTA

(Ex-Officio)

Brendan Mehaffy  

Executive Director, COB Office of Strategic Planning 

(Ex-Officio) 

Darby Fishkin

CEO, CBRE

Citizen Member

Janique Curry

 

Citzen Member

Dottie Gallagher-Cohen

President & CEO, Buffalo-Niagara Partnership 

(Ex-Officio)

Craig Slater  

Principal, The Slater Law Firm, PLLC    

 Citizen Member

David Nasca

President & Executive Officer, Evans Bank

Citizen Member

Maria Whyte 

Deputy County Executive, Erie County 

(Ex-Officio)