As 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 Greenway money.

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.









Gregory 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.

Richard 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.

Joseph 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.

Sean 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 Supervisor.

Samuel 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, Commissioner
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

Past Projects

2018 Schedule of Meetings

Buffalo & Erie County 
Greenway Fund Standing Committee 
- Grant Schedule 2018


Project Consultation
and Project Review



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