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About Us

Mission Statement

Created by the State of New York as a public benefit corporation, it is the mission of the Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority (“BFSA”) to provide financial oversight over the budgets, financial plans and capital plans of the City of Buffalo and its covered organizations.  BFSA shall undertake such actions as afforded to it under its enabling legislation, as necessary, to assure the financial stability of the City and its covered organizations, to preserve the confidence of the investors and bond rating agencies, to uphold essential services to residents, to maintain affordable property taxes, and to protect the economy of both the region and the State as a whole.

Reaffirmed:

September 21, 2022

Directors and Staff

Organizational Chart

List of Board Committee Members

Statement of Duties and Responsibilities of the Board of Directors of the BFSA

Authority Mission Statement and Performance Measurements

 

1. R. Nils Olsen, Jr. (Chair)

  Former Dean of the University at Buffalo Law School and current Professor of Law at the University at Buffalo Law School

  Appointing Entity: Governor, State of New York

  Appointment Date: February 23, 2012

  Term Expiration: June 30, 2015

 

2. Jeanette T. Jurasek (Interim Vice-Chair)

  Former President of Medaille College

  Appointing Entity: Governor, State of New York

  Appointment Date: February 23, 2012

  Term Expiration: June 30, 2017

 

3. Andrew San Filippo

  Former Executive Deputy State Comptroller, New York

  Appointing Entity: Governor, State of New York

  Appointment Date: February 2, 2021

  Term Expiration: June 30, 2023

 

4. Byron W. Brown (member ex-officio)

  Mayor - City of Buffalo

  Appointing Entity: Ex-officio member

 

5. Frederick G. Floss

  Professor of Economics & Finance, State University of New York, College of Buffalo

  Appointing Entity: Governor, State of New York

  Appointment Date: November 17, 2009

  Term Expiration: June 30, 2017

 

6. Mark C. Poloncarz (member ex-officio)

  Erie County Executive

  Appointing Entity: Ex-officio member

 

BFSA Staff

Jeanette M. Robe, CPA (Executive Director)
      Former Deputy Comptroller, City of Buffalo and
      Former Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche, LLC


Nikita M. Fortune, BA (Administrative Assistant)


Bryce E. Link, MPA (Principal Analyst/Media Contact)


Nathan D. Miller, BS (Senior Analyst II/ Manager of Technology)


Claire A. Waldron, CPA (Comptroller)

Procurement Opportunities

There are no procurement opportunities at this time.  Please check back.

Contact Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority

The BFSA was created to oversee the financial operations of the City of Buffalo and the covered organizations (Buffalo School District, the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency, and the Joint Schools Construction Board).

The directors and staff of the BFSA place a high value on input from the public. Such correspondence is actively sought and is vital to the success of the organization.

Input may cover, but is not restricted to, a wide range of areas.

Suggestions for input include:

  1. Reducing costs;
  2. Improving service delivery; and
  3. Enhancing revenues.

Submissions are encouraged however not required to include contact information. Personal information may remain confidential, as requested.

The following are various methods in which public input can be submitted:

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Mailing Address:

Market Arcade Building, Suite 400
617 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203-1485

Contact us by fax:

716-853-9052