Marinelli Appointed to Empire State Development Post
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County Legislator Lynn Marinelli has accepted a post with Empire State Development. Governor Cuomo has appointed her WNY Director of Intergovernment Relations.
“As we continue to transform Western New York and create new economic opportunities for the region with major initiatives like the Buffalo Billion, I am pleased to welcome Lynn Marinelli to our team at ESD,” Governor Cuomo said. “Ms. Marinelli has served the people of Erie County for more than a decade, and now she will bring her wealth of firsthand experience and knowledge of the community to her new role. I commend her dedication to public service and am confident she will help strengthen our efforts to build on the exciting investments and developments that are moving Western New York forward every day.”
“It’s been a true honor and privilege to represent North Buffalo and the Town of Tonawanda in the County Legislature since 1997,” Ms. Marinelli said. “It’s an even greater honor, thanks to the confidence of Governor Cuomo, to now serve the residents of our broader region, particularly with so many exciting projects underway in Buffalo and Western New York. The Governor has made a priority of the development and success of so many initiatives that are literally changing the landscape of our region. I look forward to helping to continue the incredible momentum the Governor has generated throughout Western New York.”
The Intergovernmental Relations Director’s role will be to facilitate the dozens of present and future projects by working as a liaison with all levels of government, business and community constituencies. Ms. Marinelli’s responsibilities will include making recommendations to partner agencies, associations, councils, coalitions, and advocacy groups to promote, develop and implement project initiatives; helping to set the tone, climate and vision for ESD in Western New York. She will work to identify and develop ESD’s agenda and priorities in the region, and formulate strategies that create opportunities for ESD to advance these priorities. Ms. Marinelli will also monitor and track economic-related legislation and budget initiatives that impact ESD, serve as the point of contact and liaison for members of government and business community, represent ESD of Western New York at public and private meetings with elected officials, community groups, business organizations and job creation entities; and assist in planning and executing events for ESD including public meetings, briefings, business visits, and press announcements.