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Comptroller Mychajliw reacts to passing of local business leaders

January 10, 2020
"I am saddened to learn that two treasured members of our community were killed in a helicopter crash in Pennsylvania. Mark Croce believed in the resurgence and potential of Buffalo when not many others did. Mark took a chance on developing in Buffalo, and in doing so, he inspired others to follow suit. Mark was the spark, the catalyst, of our downtown core’s rebirth. He was so committed to our city and region, a true believer who worked to make Buffalo a better place. My heart goes out to his family.


January 7, 2020

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. reports that investments, which include Treasury Bills, Money Market, and CD investments, have resulted in historic earnings to Erie County Taxpayers totaling $1,229,338 for 2019. The interest earnings are a result of working with M&T Bank to take advantage of rising interest rates and wise investments on behalf of taxpayers, benefitting Erie County.


November 20, 2019

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. has announced that Standard and Poor’s (S&P) recently affirmed the county’s strong credit rating, thanks to federal tax cuts that created a strong economy that put more money in the business owners, families and even local governments like Erie County.  Today, S&P confirmed Erie County will maintain its strong AA- rating as sales tax has grown over four-percent and the county is operating with a surplus.

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

If you see or suspect waste, fraud or abuse of county resources, don’t ignore it!  Please take a minute and report your suspicions to our Erie County Whistleblower Hotline. If you are, or work for, a County Clerk in New York State and you suspect that a person who is in the United States illegally has applied for a driver’s license, you can anonymously report it to ICE by calling their hotline at 1-866-347-2423 or electronically on their website. OR, utilize our Erie County hotline, and we will forward all tips.



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Every day, the Erie County Comptroller must pay vendors for goods and services obtained on your behalf.  You have a right to know how this money is spent.