Buffalo's Department of Permits and Inspection Services received statewide recognition for helping people with disabilities become members of the city's workforce.
Commissioner James Comerford received the award on Monday from the Western New York Employment Consortium for the hiring of two individuals with disabilities in Permits and Inspections.
The department was nominated by the New York State Education Department's Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation.
The award was presented as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month held every October.
"I congratulate Commissioner James Comerford...for taking my directive seriously to foster an inclusive workforce. This recognition... reflects the important role that different perspectives play in continuing to grow Buffalo's workforce success," said Mayor Byron W. Brown.