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Welcome to the City of Buffalo and thank you for visiting our website.
As the 58th Mayor of Buffalo, I am excited about the progress we’ve made throughout our great city, a remarkable urban transformation that is attracting attention across the country.
From our many cultural institutions such as the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the historic Colored Musicians Club, the Buffalo Science Museum and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to thriving commercial districts and our wonderfully diverse neighborhoods, Buffalo is a city with a renewed feeling of hope and optimism.
Oath of Office as the 58th Mayor of Buffalo
Mayor Byron Brown took the Oath of Office as the 58th Mayor of Buffalo, New York on December 31, 2005.
Elected Mayor with over 60 percent of the vote in the November 2005 General Election, Mayor Brown came into office emphasizing greater accountability and efficiency in City Hall, improving the quality of life for all city residents and a commitment to strengthening and expanding the city’s economic development activities.
Since taking office, Mayor Brown has followed those three guiding principles by launching a Zero Tolerance Law Enforcement initiative targeting quality of life crimes, along with other criminal activity in the city; implemented the management accountability tracking CitiStat Buffalo program, which monitors city departments’ service delivery activities on a weekly basis; and reconfigured the city’s economic development activities by creating the Department of Economic Development, Permit and Inspection Services, a change that has provided greater coordination and cooperation in all development activities taking place in the City of Buffalo. Click to continue to Mayor Brown's biography.
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Photos by Angel Art LTP, compliments of the Greater Buffalo Convention and Visitors Bureau. Additional photos by Adrian Roselli, compliments of Algonquin Studios