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David Comerford retires from city service

David P. Comerford, a long-time city employee from a politically-active South Buffalo family, retired from City Hall, where he has served as head of the Buffalo Sewer Authority during the Brown administration.

Comerford, 60, quietly retired last Friday, ending a government career that goes back to the Griffin administration.

Comerford was among the few current department heads with the Brown administration since Mayor Byron W. Brown first took office in 2006.

Prior to being brought into the Brown administration, Comerford served as deputy county highways commissioner under former Erie County Executive Dennis Gorski. Prior to that, served as public works commissioner under former Buffalo Mayor James D. Griffin.

Comerford’s brother, James W. Comerford, is head of the city’s Department of Permits and Inspections.