Erie County DPW Commissioner to retire

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Commissioner of the Erie County Department of Public Works has announced his retirement.

John Loffredo will end his 5-year tenure as Commissioner at the end of January. Before taking the job in 2012, he previously served as Commissioner from 1988 to 2000.

“I thank John Loffredo for his years of service to the people of Erie County and for the good work that his department has done throughout the county,” Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said. “Public Works is a big department that requires the ability to manage personnel, timetables, and budgets in order to produce the results that residents expect. As such, the search is currently underway for an individual who has the skill set required to replace Mr. Loffredo and continue to provide exceptional service to county residents.”

During his time with the DPW, Loffredo has overseen “tens of millions of dollars” in improvements to county infrastructure.

One of his accomplishments, highlighted in a release from officials, was assisting in the re-negotiation of the Buffalo Bills’ current lease at New Era Field.

The county is looking for Loffredo’s replacement and is accepting resumes through Nov. 23. Anyone interested must be licensed and registered as a professional engineer in New York.

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