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From the Comptroller


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  • 04/18/2019 : COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW EARNS HUNDRENDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR TAXPAYERS VIA ONLINE PAYMENT PROGRAM REBATE

    Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. recently met with M&T Bank officials to review the progress of the county’s online vendor payment system. This reform initiative was implemented in 2015 as part of an overhaul of Erie County’s banking relationship. Since implementation, taxpayers have received approximately $870,659 back in the form of a rebate. This is new revenue for the county that doesn’t negatively impact the property taxpayer and helps the county’s bottom line.

  • 04/17/2019 : COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW TO HOST SENIOR FRAUD PROTECTION SEMINAR AT AMHERST SENIOR CENTER

    Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. will present his “Senior Fraud Protection Program” at the Amherst Center for Senior Services to provide useful tips on how to identify and prevent common scams. The seminar will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 at the center, 370 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst.

  • 04/08/2019 : COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW OVERHAULS ANTIQUATED OFFICE PROCEDURES THROUGH A COUNTY–WIDE PAPERLESS INITIATIVE

    Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. launched an environmental friendly pilot program with three key county departments to modernize how the county’s 50,000 annual invoices are processed. The Comptroller’s Accounts Payable division, under the leadership of Comptroller Mychajliw and led by Cheryl Mekarski, is being completely revamped for the first time in 30 years.

  • 03/18/2019 : COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW: ECC ENROLLMENT DECLINES, STATE’S FREE TUITION PROGRAM FAILING IN FIRST ROLLOUT

    Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. released a report examining declining enrollment at SUNY Erie (ECC) and the significant issues this could cause in the immediate future for the college. Taking a hard look at the numbers, Comptroller Mychajliw included figures from Gov. Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship program that is costing taxpayers millions of dollars and still failing to increase enrollment.

  • 02/25/2019 : COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW’S COMPREHENSIVE REPORT AWARDED NATIONAL HONORS

    Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. announces that for the second time this year, his office has received national recognition for its reporting skills. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) notified Comptroller Mychajliw that his 2017 fiscal year-end Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.