BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo has its first recycling coordinator in four years.
Commissioner of Public Works Steven Stepniak has selected Susan Attridge for the job that has been vacant since 2009. Attridge was hired May 2 at an annual salary of $54,500. She lives in Hamburg and will have to move to the city as a requirement for all Civil Service positions. The city hasn't officially announced her hiring.
The job had been funded but vacant, with many of the duties handled by Raymour Nosworthy, the son-in-law of University Common Council Member Bonnie Russell, an ally of Mayor Byron Brown. The city advertised the position last October after Investigative Post questioned officials about the vacancy in light of the city's anemic recycling program.
For more on the issue, visit the Investigative Post site and read Dan Telvock's full report.