A Letter from Vanessa

Dear Neighbor,

In December, I was beginning the slow preparation to end my maternity leave and begin serving in the role of Deputy Comptroller. I was thrilled to use my skills as both a Certified Public Accountant and an attorney to serve the City of Buffalo.

Imagine my surprise when, just a few days before Christmas, Mark Schroeder sat me down to tell me he was accepting an appointment in Albany. While I spent a moment grieving the quiet year or two I’d imagined, I quickly realized the opportunity before me.

This period marks only the first or second time in history that the office is led by a CPA. In addition, it will be the first time that this office is held by a woman or a person of color. This is a step forward. And that step forward is exactly what Buffalo needs.

We want to fan the flames of this resurgence. We want to build inclusive progress. Well, let’s start at the top-- with sound and skilled money management, and with representative governance. I’ve proven that I can earn the trust of Buffalo’s voters, earning over 90,000 votes in the 2017 election for county comptroller. But the first step in this journey is being appointed. Thank you for your support on this important journey.

Sincerely,

Vanessa Glushefski, CPA, Esq.