On Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 we will hold our Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony at Tewksbury Lodge. We had Michael Murphy, President of Shea’s Performing Arts Center, as our keynote speaker.
This Years Awards:
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.
Buffalo Urban Development Corportation
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
This award is given only on rare occasions. There was no awardee this year.
Membership Recognition Awards
Working For Downtown (WFD) is proud to honor one of our members for her unending contributions to the organization:
Diane Pietraszewski, Catholic Health, Systems Director, Labor Relations and HR Legal
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..
Robert G. Wilmers, M&T Bank, former Chairman and CEO