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Shilvosky Buffaloe, who was the director of the Department of Economic and Community Development for the City of York, stopped serving in the position at the beginning of the month, according to city spokesman Philip Given.
That announcement came Thursday from Mayor Michael Helfrich’s office. Helfrich has appointed Nicole Davis to the position of interim director, according to a news release. She has been with the City of York since May 2014 and has served as Deputy Director of Economic and Community Development since January 2016.
Nicole Davis (Photo: Submitted)
Buffaloe was appointed to the position in 2013. His path to York’s City Hall began in 2000, after Buffaloe’s release from state prison. He was 25 and had served a seven-year sentence for a 1992 murder in Allentown, and had moved to York seeking a fresh start.
Buffaloe started in John Brenner’s administration as an unpaid intern, and according to the city’s 2018 budget had an annual salary last year of about $95,000 as acting director.
He has an associate’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s in marketing and management — both from Penn State York — and a master’s in real estate development from the University of Maryland.
As director of York’s Department of Economic and Community Development, Buffaloe oversaw the daily operations of the city’s Permits, Planning and Zoning; Bureau of Economic Development; Bureau of Health; and served as secretary to the city’s Redevelopment Authority. Davis will assume these tasks now. There is not currently an active search for the position.
Buffaloe has not yet been reached for comment, and the reason for him leaving was not disclosed.
Back in July, the city went through a similar restructuring situation when Michael Doweary left his position as the city’s business administrator for a job in Harrisburg.