Citizen of The Month

Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams (left) honored Maureen Bartley (right), the owner and operator of Maureen’s Wholesale Flower Market, located on Ellicott Street in downtown Buffalo, as the Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month award recipient for January 2019.

“Maureen Bartley is a role-model for business owners in the city of Buffalo,” said Legislator Miller-Williams. “She has been a pioneer in the Ellicott Street Corridor, establishing a thriving business in an area so many were ready to write-off just twenty years ago.” In 1998, when businesses and people were still leaving Buffalo, Ms. Bartley doubled-down on her professional and personal investment in downtown, establishing her business. Ms. Bartley has been working in the floral sector for 37 years.

In addition, Ms. Bartley has also developed relationships with local non-profits and community organizations, providing them with affordable flowers for their charitable events. Ms. Bartley’s public spirit has been an inspiration to her son, Aaron, the activist and civic leader who helped found and lead People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH-Buffalo).

Congratulations Ms. Bartley!