Council Staff


Room 1413 City Hall
Buffalo, NY 14202



The Common Council Legislative Staff, provides technical, clerical and administrative support to the Common Council and individually to its members; provides staff assistance for all regularly scheduled or specially called public meetings and hearings; prepares resolutions, rules and regulations for enactment by the Common Council; and provides assistance with the investigation and review of items and issues brought before the Common Council.

Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Montour, James Chief of Staff (716) 851-4186  
St. Jean, Taisha Deputy Chief of Staff (716) 851-5161  
Shaw, Vernee Senior Legislative Assistant (716) 851-4361  
Gould, Siobhan Senior Legislative Assistant (716) 851-5106  
Gonzalez-Ortiz, Pedro Senior Legislative Assistant (716) 851-5879  
Hoyt, Clayton Public Information Officer (716) 851-6699  
Read, Mike Communications Director 716-851-5144  
Horrigan, Jeremiah Legislative Assistant 716-851-5158  
Irizarry, Selina Legislative Aide 7168514045  
Podgorsak, Kimmie Legislative Assistant    
Rine, Tess Legislative Assistant