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
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
Smith, Derek Legislative Assistant (716) 851-5319
Read, Mike Legislative Assistant 716-851-5144
Victoria, Andres Legislative Assistant 716-851-4616
Leonard, Keith Legislative Assistant 716-851-4902
Horrigan, Jeremiah Legislative Assistant 716-851-5158