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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2013 Archives > December 2013 > Mayor Brown Sworn in for Third Term of Office as 58th Mayor of Buffalo

Mayor Brown Sworn in for Third Term of Office as 58th Mayor of the City of Buffalo

December 31, 2013 – Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown took the oath of office for his Third Term as the Mayor of Buffalo during a special ceremony at City Hall this morning. He was reelected to a Third Term following a landslide victory in November of 2013, extending his stay as the 58th Mayor of Buffalo, New York.

Today’s ceremony was attended by Mayor Brown’s family, including his wife, Michelle, and son, Byron, III, as well as dozens of friends, Buffalo school children, business leaders, pastors and other dignitaries.  New York State Supreme Court Justice Shirley Troutman administered the oath of office.

In a message to all city residents, Mayor Brown underscored his commitment to accelerating progress in 2014 and over the next four years, building on the great momentum in 2013 that included $2.2 billion in new economic development activity. Mayor Brown listed his priorities for the next four years as follows:

  1. To foster an even more vibrant business environment that will accelerate business development, job creation and population growth, particularly among veterans, immigrants and refugees; he will also focus on investments and partnerships that support Buffalo’s arts and cultural organizations.
  2. To further support educational programs that help city youth stay in school and graduate or prepare them for the ‘jobs of the future’. 
  3. To further strengthen the quality of life of city residents, business owners and visitors by building on safety plans that led to a 20 % drop in crime, the installation of over 205 surveillance cameras, historic investments in infrastructure, parks and recreation centers.
    Mayor Brown also encouraged residents to keep the progress going by promoting Buffalo and participating in service projects that make a difference. To reinforce this, he plans to spend my New Year’s Day participating in several activities that strengthen neighborhoods and organizations that help our neighbors. 

“While 2013 was a good year for the city of Buffalo, with a lot of progress, I want to ask city residents to get more involved so that together we can further accelerate the progress in 2014,” said Mayor Brown.  “Today, I’m asking each and every city resident to help us promote our city and its wonderful assets, as well as to participate in service or volunteer opportunities that directly benefit our neighbors so that everyone can benefit from the progress that’s underway.”

Since first taking office in 2006, Mayor Brown has championed the renaissance that is taking place throughout Buffalo. His commitment to prudent and conservative budgeting has made Buffalo more competitive for investment, safer for residents and visitors, and fiscally stable. In addition to an improved credit rating, there is currently over $2.2 billion in completed, under construction or announced economic development activity in Buffalo, the most the city has seen in decades.

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