of March 31, 2012, the Niagara River Greenway Commission has deemed 116
projects consistent with the Plan with a total project value of
$735,695,156 of which $34,825,153 has been funded with Niagara River
To continue and
advance the state's commitment to the preservation, enhancement and
development of the world-renowned scenic, natural, historic, cultural
and recreational resources of the Niagara River Greenway Commission
while continuing to emphasize economic development activities and
remaining consistent with the tradition of municipal home rule.
CONSULTATION - PROJECT REVIEW
D. Stevens, Chairman
Gregory D. Stevens grew up in Buffalo and enjoyed the Wyoming County
hillsides, and the Canadian beaches of Lake Erie. As a young student, in
the age of “Silent Spring” and Love Canal, he was very concerned
about the deterioration of ecological health in our Great Lakes. Since
returning from overseas in 2005, he has dedicated most of his volunteer
time to building organizational capacity to restore water quality and
promoting public enthusiasm for our waterfront.
His career spans chemical, environmental, energy, specialty materials,
and other technology driven businesses, both in very large corporate and
small entrepreneurial settings. As an entrepreneur Greg has been
involved with numerous green technology start-ups on business and
funding opportunities. Currently he owns and operates Windsor Private
Strategic Advisory Services, which advises tech companies on business
growth strategies, and assists in the sale or acquisition of businesses.
He has a well proven core competency in organizational leadership,
growing businesses and bringing new technologies to market.
Greg graduated from Harvard University with a BS in Biochemistry, and a
minor concentration in East Asian Economics. He also completed
International Business and Economics course work at the London School of
Economics and Washington University. He has been active in the WNY
community where he was Chairman of the Board of Buffalo Niagara
Waterkeeper, 2008-2013; Chairman of the Board of Goodwill Industries,
Chair Niagara River Greenway Commission, and a member of the Harvard
Club of Western New York.
F. Soluri, Vice Chairman
Mr. Soluri, a former executive in the insurance industry, served as
Mayor of the Village of Lewiston from 1994 thru 2009. As Mayor and a
lifelong resident of Niagara County, as well as through his extensive
involvement in numerous community organizations, Mr. Soluri has played a
leadership role in expanding tourism opportunities and economic
development in the Village and along Lewiston's waterfront. He is a past
Vice Chairman of the United Way of Niagara, a member of the Niagara
County Chamber Commission, a member of the ArtPark & Co. Advisory
Board, a founder of Service Organizations of Lewiston (S.O.L.E.) and
director of the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp.
H. Emminger, Commissioner
Joseph H. Emminger is currently the Supervisor of the Town of Tonawanda
and President of Emminger, Newton, Pigeon & Magyar, Inc. a regional
real estate valuation and consulting company. Joe has served on the Town
Board since 2006 and has chaired the Town’s Water Resource and SEQR
committees along with several other committees during his tenure on the
Town Board. Joe earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business
Finance from Canisius College in 1982.
A. Edwards, Commissioner, Treasurer
Mr. Edwards resides in the Hamlet of Sanborn, New York where he is
currently the Business Agent for U.A. Plumbers & Steamfitters Local
No. 22 providing as liaison between members of the Local Union and
Employers. Mr. Edwards served as a council member for the Town of
Lewiston, and currently is serving the Town of Lewiston as Deputy Town
Magavern, Commissioner, Chairman Citizens Advisory Committee
Sam Magavern directs the Partnership for the Public Good and teaches at
the Cornell University ILR School and the University at Buffalo School
of Law. A graduate of Harvard University and the UCLA Law School, he
serves as an attorney for the City of Buffalo Living Wage Commission, an
Open Buffalo Advisory Board member, and a Niagara River Greenway
Commissioner. His publications range from scholarly articles to comic
books, including a non-fiction book (Primo Levi's Universe), a novel
(Ooh La La), a movie (The Last Word), and a book of poetry (Noah’s
Ark). He hosts a radio show, the Public Good, every Tuesday at 7pm on
WUFO 96.5 FM.
Steve Broderick is currently the Supervisor of the Town of Lewiston and
a Lieutenant with the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office. Steve was
elected Town Supervisor in 2015 and took office on January 1, 2016.
Steve is an active member of the Mt. St. Mary’s Board of Associates.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the
University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1987.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 3 pm
Place to be determined
Schedule of Meetings
Buffalo & Erie County
Greenway Fund Standing Committee
- Grant Schedule 2018
and Project Review