About Kevin Gaughan
Kevin Gaughan is a local civic leader and nationally-known expert on government reform and community renewal. With ideas, energy, and the ability to inspire, he has changed both local government and the way the Western New York community views itself.
Kevin brought regional cooperation to our area, as the Washington Post wrote, "through the force of his own will." For his efforts to improve governance and preserve Buffalo's heritage, Buffalo News columnist Donn Esmonde has called Kevin "the conscience of our community."
Backed by his study on the cost of local government, he is today leading a movement to let citizens decide the size and cost of local government. His efforts so far have downsized 6 of Erie County's 45 governments, along with the Niagara County legislature.
Kevin is a graduate of Harvard University, Georgetown University Law School, and he studied international relations at The London School of Economics. He is the author of "At First Light: Strengthening Buffalo Niagara in the New Century," published by Canisius College Press, and he has written and spoken throughout the nation on local governance, Buffalo history, and community renewal. His work was recently profiled by USA TODAY and the international radio station, Voice of America.
The Buffalo News and The League of Women Voters of New York State have both named Kevin a Citizen of the Year. He is the youngest recipient ever of the Red Jacket Medal, presented by the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society for civic leadership. Five years in a row, readers of Artvoice Magazine named Kevin "Best Individual Activist", and Buffalo Rising Magazine listed him among our region's 20 Most Influential People.
Kevin is an attorney, with offices in the Liberty Building, Buffalo, NY, and an adjunct professor of History and Government at Daemen College.
To contact Kevin, call 853-1450 or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org