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Crystal Surdyk

Understanding The “Why”

As an Urban Planner I am often asking clients, community members, stakeholders and elected leadership to articulate their “why”.  Sometimes the “why” surfaces through a series of questions or public engagement activities.  In my profession, everyone I interact with has an opinion or an insight that needs to be captured, digested and turned into usable data, which eventually informs a neighborhood, municipal, district, regional plan or public space design.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Endorses Governor Cuomo

Statement from Dottie Gallagher, President & CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership

“The Buffalo Niagara Partnership – Western New York’s regional chamber of commerce – announces today its endorsement of Andrew Cuomo for a third term as Governor of New York State.  In his eight years in office, Governor Cuomo has made boosting Buffalo Niagara a top priority and the region is profoundly better for it.  Through his Buffalo Billion and other signature initiatives, the Governor has placed consistent and dedicated effort in reenergizing the Buffalo Niagara economy through strategic state investment.  For too many years, Buffalo Niagara was counted out, forgotten by Albany as a region past its prime.  Under the leadership of Governor Cuomo, Buffalo Niagara has turned the page and entered an exciting new chapter of investment, resurgence and economic opportunity.  The Partnership appreciates our ongoing discussion with Governor Cuomo on ways his administration can continue to work with employers across our region to make New York State more competitive and we look forward to working with him in 2019 and beyond to achieve our common goals.”