A Public Official (PO) can be defined as an official who is involved in public administration or government, either through election, appointment, selection, or employment. An elected official is a person who is an official by virtue of an election. A person who currently holds an office is referred to as an incumbent.
Common examples of POs include:
- Government leaders and civil servants – state and federal
- Local government members and officials
- Area police and other security agencies, such as immigration and border control
- Armed forces; etc.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership seeks to build working relationships with POs, linking the employer community and local, state and federal officials on issues and opportunities to increase the business competitiveness of our members and, in turn, of the overall region. The Partnership serves to advocate on behalf of members to our region’s representatives and other POs.