Annual Meeting

On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 we will hold our Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony at Tewksbury Lodge.  We had Norah Fletchall, President and CEO of The Buffalo Zoo, as our keynote speaker.


This Years Awards:

Fernbach Award

The Fernbach Award was initiated in the early 1980’s and originally named the Bright Spot Award. The Fernbach Awards are given to organizations or individuals whose efforts have resulted in the aesthetic revitalization of Downtown Buffalo.

Awarded to:

Theatre District Association

The Theatre District Association will receive the Fernbach Award for their dedication to economic development and promotion of the Theatre District in in Downtown Buffalo.

Cornerstone Award

The Cornerstone Award recognizes a company or organization in Western New York that has shown support of Working For Downtown and shares its mission to promote and improve the quality of life in Downtown Buffalo

Awarded to:

Allpro Parking, LLC

Working For Downtown is honored to present Allpro Parking, LLC with our Cornerstone Award for their continued support of Working For Downtown’s mission and vision as well as their dedication to improving the economic health and quality of life in Downtown Buffalo.

Membership Recognition Awards

Working For Downtown (WFD) is proud to honor one of our members for her unending contributions to the organization:

Awarded to:

Richard Doetterl, Allpro Parking, LLC

For his many years of volunteerism and dedication to Working For Downtown within several capacities during his time as a board member such as serving as our Secretary and as a member of the Waterfront Committee.

Joan K. Bozer Award

The Joan K. Bozer Award was initiated by WFD in 1995 to recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to improving Downtown Buffalo. The award is named after Joan K. Bozer who was instrumental in the creation of WFD..

Awarded to:

Lynn Waclawek, M & T Bank

Lynn will receive the Joan K. Bozer Award for her contribution to improving Downtown Buffalo through her many years serving on committees of WFD and for her work on the M&T Bank Concerts on the Plaza series.

Past Award Recipients