Niagara Gazette

Local News

January 9, 2013

Sloma steps down from IDA board

Niagara Gazette —

Henry Sloma has announced his resignation from the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency's board of directors.

A choked-up Chairman Sloma thanked the staff of the agency for their hard work and dedication during his final board meeting Wednesday. 

"Thank you very much for all of your help, to the staff and all that you do," Sloma said. "I appreciate all of your help."

Sloma, who has been a board member since 2004, said business for a consulting company he has formed — YRB Strategies, LLC — could present a conflict of interest in the future. As a result, he said, he decided to tender his resignation from the board. 

"There are people who know me and value my knowledge of the system and want to hire me," Sloma said.

Sloma feels he and the board have been able to do positive things for the community but said he is ready for something different.

"I've enjoyed doing this," Sloma said. "It's been a great challenge."

Sloma said he recently celebrated his 69th birthday and that got him thinking about what to do next.

"I want to do something fresh," Sloma said.

The Niagara County legislature will replace Sloma in the coming weeks. 

Sloma's letter of resignation, addressed to Niagara County Legislature Chairman William Ross, said he will serve as chair for the remainder of the week. Michael Tucker, the mayor of Lockport and the vice-chair of the agency's board, will serve as acting chair until the board holds its annual reorganization meeting in March.

mug of Sloma Henry Sloma Resigning from IDA

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
House Ads
AP Video
Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page

Do you think cigarette sales to non-Native American customers should be taxed on reservations?

Yes. Items should be taxed like they are everywhere else.
No, the indian reservations are sovereign land and they are selling them on their land.
Not up to me. Native Americans decide the rules on their land.
Don't care. Smoking isn't good for you.
     View Results