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Recent hires in City Hall

Buffalo has a new special events coordinator and a new director of real estate among its latest hires.

Kimberly C. Trent has been hired to fill the vacant special events position in the Brown administration, a post that pays $70,215 a year. Trent's appointment was effective April 30, and she lived in Orchard Park at the time she got the job, according to documents filed in the City Clerk's Office. She will have to move into the city to comply with the residency requirement for most city employees.

Christie R. Nelson has been appointed the city's director of real estate in the Office of Strategic Planning. Nelson, whose appointment was effective May 29, will earn a starting salary of $72,872.

In City Comptroller Mark J.F. Schroeder's office, the city's chief fiscal watchdog has hired a new special assistant and changed the title of one of his aides.

Patrick J. Curry, who spent six years as Schroeder's chief of staff in the State Assembly, moved from special assistant to executive assistant, keeping the same $63,676 salary. The executive assistant post had been held by Robbie Ann McPherson.

Claire A. Waldron was hired as Schroeder's new special assistant at a $60,000 salary.

The Department of Public Works made a number of hires in May.

James Francis, Gregory McCormick and Chester Nicometi were hired as seasonal laborers in the Engineering Division, making $12.06 per hour. Lewis King and Robert Kreutinger were hired as bridge operating engineers, also at $12.06 per hour.

In early May, the Buffalo Sewer Authority hired Steven Eubanks and William Snyder as seasonal laborers at $95 per day.

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--Aaron Besecker
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