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Clarence H.S. hosts Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw to discuss county government and student finance program

Modified: May 11, 2018 2:18pm
Created: March 20, 2018 10:06am

March 20, 2018

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw joined Clarence Academy of Business and Finance’s student leaders and business advisors for a roundtable discussion recently at Clarence High School. Following the meeting, Comptroller Mychajliw remarked on Clarence National Academy Foundation’s (NAF) impressive education model to introduce students to the business world. 

“I want to thank the talented and impressive students at Clarence High School for hosting me. It was a great opportunity to learn more about their finance program. I was able to provide a platform to share with students the important role of being Comptroller in Erie County government. I let them know what an honor and privilege it is to serve as their independent watchdog, to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent wisely and prudently,” said Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw. 

“These students’ future will depend on engaging in government, understanding how their hard-earned tax dollars are spent, and having a say in the decisions that impact them,” added Comptroller Mychajliw.

“The Clarence NAF put these students on the right track. This is an incredible program. Many thanks to Clarence High School teachers and private sector partners that help guide and groom these future leaders in the public and private sectors,” concluded Comptroller Mychajliw. 

Clarence seniors Reed Pollard and Allison Flaglor, Co-Presidents of the Academy Student Leader Board, along with juniors, Samantha Reed and Kevin Cashdollar, members of Academy Student Leader Board, attended the discussion with their advisor, Heather J. Hartmann, Director, Academy of Business & Finance. The meeting was also attended by Suzanne Davidson, Vice President/Branch Manager for the Bank of Akron, and Richard Pfentner, CPA, from Dopkins & Co., members of the Finance & Business Advisory Board. The board is made up of local business leaders representing a wide range of industries. 

Comptroller Mychajliw will meet with additional NAF academies throughout Erie County as he works with educators, business leaders and young adults to prepare the students for the next stages of life, personally and professionally, which will create an all-around stronger Western New York community.

For additional information or to contact Comptroller Mychajliw’s Office, please call 858-8404 or email