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National organization recognizes Comptroller Mychajliw and office professionals for outstanding excellence

January 28, 2019

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. announces that his office has once again been recognized for outstanding excellence by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). Noting the office’s exceptional financial reporting practices, GFOA awarded the Erie County Comptroller’s Office Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting (PAFR).


December 28, 2018

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. honored members of the Orchard Park Police Department for their commitment to its Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, commonly called “DARE,” which has been going strong in the town for 25 years.  According to the Orchard Park Police Department, more than 15,000 fifth-grade students in eight separate elementary schools have participated in their DARE program.


December 24, 2018

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw, Jr. met with members of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York (LRANY) to discuss the issue of frivolous lawsuits and skyrocketing legal costs across the state. These antiquated laws put businesses and property owners at risk, drive up the cost of construction projects, and lack common sense. Members of LRANY and Comptroller Mychajliw discussed specific laws that are long overdue for reform. 

Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Iwan Mychajliw is the son of Polish and Ukrainian immigrants, the youngest of seven children, who grew up in blue-collar beginnings near the corner of William and Fillmore on the East Side of Buffalo.

The people of Erie County first elected Mychajliw Erie County Comptroller on November 6th, 2012. Husband to Ashley, a social worker, and proud father of Mia Theresa, Maksym Roman and Emeryk Francis

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