Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Donna Brown, Buffalo Deputy Mayor

Staff from the Buffalo office met last week with Donna Brown, Buffalo Deputy Mayor. It was a great meeting, and I have to say that she has a real understanding of the issues that nonprofits face every day in their efforts to improve Buffalo neighborhoods.
As Deputy Mayor, Ms. Brown will focus on housing and community development issues, education, youth initiatives, community relations, business development/job creation and the development of an anti-poverty strategy for the Brown Administration.
Ms. Brown will serve as the Administration’s liaison with the Buffalo Public Schools and the district-wide Joint Schools Construction Project. In addition, she will represent the Administration on the Mayor’s Anti-Flipping Task Force, while coordinating city-based housing initiatives in collaboration with the Office of Strategic Planning.
She will also bring her private sector expertise in M/WBE business development initiatives to expand city programs and manage follow-up with city department heads to achieve required results determined through the CitiStat Buffalo program. Ms. Brown will also help lead the development and implementation of future new components of CitiStat Buffalo.

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