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Buffalo Niagara Partnership official named to Buffalo Fiscal Stability Board

Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, has been appointed to serve on the Buffalo Fiscal Stability Board.

Gallagher-Cohen replaces Brigid Doherty, a businesswoman with an MBA from Harvard, whose term expired.

Gallagher-Cohen’s appointment was announced at the beginning of Wednesday’s board meeting. Gallagher-Cohen was not at the meeting.

She was out of town Wednesday and not available for comment, according to staff at the Partnership.

The appointment to the unpaid position is for four years.

The Buffalo Fiscal Stability Board serves in an advisory capacity to the City of Buffalo, reviewing contracts, budgets and long-time financial plans.

Gallagher-Cohen is now one of eight board members. A ninth seat remains vacant.

Current board members are Chairman R. Nils Olsen Jr., former dean of the University at Buffalo’s law school; interim vice-chair Richard R. Jurasek, former Medaille College president; secretary George K. Arthur, former Buffalo Common Council president; Frederick G. Floss, a UB economics professor; and NAACP member Frank B. Mesiah. Also on the board are Mayor Byron W. Brown and County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz.