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 - 2019-2020

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. 

 

Craig Slater - Principal The Slater Law Firm, PLLC (Chair)

Janique Curry

Thomas Kucharski -Executive Director, Invest Buffalo Niagara 

Brendan Mehaffy - Executive Director, COB Office of Strategic Planning

Kimberely Minkel, Executive Director, NFTA

Dennis Penman - Owner, Pensma Development Partners, LLC

Maria Whyte - Deputy County Executive, Erie County 


 

BUDC Finance & Audit Committee - 2019-2020

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.    Audit & Finance Committee Charter (PDF) 

 

Dennis M. Penman - Owner, Penman Development Partners, LLC. (Chair)

Trina Burres - Vice President/Community Relationship Officer, Northwest Savings Bank

James Comerford - Commissioner, COB Permit & Inspection Services

Janique Curry

David Nasca - President & Executive Officer, Evans Bank


 

BUDC Governance Committee 2019-2020

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.  Governance Committee Charter (PDF) 

 

Thomas Kucharski - Executive Director, Invest Buffalo Niagara (Chair)

Hon. Byron W. Brown - Mayor, City of Buffalo

Dennis Elsenbeck - Head of Energy & Sustainability, Phillips Lytle, LLP.

Thomas Halligan - Business Manager, Local No. 6

Amanda Mays - Regional Director, Empire State Development

Brendan Mehaffy - Executive Director, COB office of Strategic Planning

Dennis Penman - Owner, Penman Development Partners, LLC

 

BUDC Downtown Committee 2019-2020

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.

 

Brendan Mehaffy - Executive Director, COB Office of Strategic Planning (Chair)

Trina Burrus - Vice President, Community Relationship Officer, Northwest Savings Bank

James Comerford - Commissioner, COB Permit & Inspection Services

Mike Finn - Commissioner, COB Dept. of Public Works

Darby Fishkin - CEO CBRE

Dottie Gallagher - President & CEO, Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Thomas Hersey - Commissioner, Erie County Dept. of Environment & Planning

Kimberley Minkel - Executive Director, NFTA

Darius Pridgen - Common Council President, City of Buffalo