officials

Michael J. Sherry

Michael J. Sherry

Michael J. Sherry

EXPERIENCE

TOWN OF ORCHARD PARK COUNCILMEMBER – Present
In addition to the legislative responsibilities incumbent upon the members of the Town Board, I serve in the following capacities:

  • Project manager for Community Activities Center
  • Executive Director of Youth Services
  • Developed strategic plan for the Orchard Park Town Board
  • Currently assessing police department with a view to developing a strategic plan
  • Implemented and chaired Government Efficiencies Task Force
  • Developed performance reviews for departments and their managers
  • Contract negotiations: PBA, COA, Blue Collar
  • Liaison to:
    • Economic Development Committee
    • Emergency Disaster Committee
    • Historic Preservation Committee
    • Planning Board
    • Recreation Commission
    • Board of Ethics
    • Technology/Computer Advisory Committee
    • Orchard Park Schools
    • Orchard Park Police Benevolent Association
    • Orchard Park Police Command Officers Association
    • Orchard Park Blue Collar Workers
    • Erie County Environmental Management Council

CHRIST THE KING SEMINARY                                    January 2006 – present

Academic Dean                                      June 2015 – present

Executive Director of Operations        June 2007 – May 2015

Assistant Academic Dean                January 2006 – May 2007

TOWN OF ORCHARD PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT               1981 – Feb. 2006

Assistant Chief of Police (retired February 2006)

EDUCATION

2008 – 2012                  McMaster University                     Hamilton, Ontario, CAN.

  • Ph.D. (student and candidacy)

2005 – 2006                  Rochester Institute of Tech.         Rochester, NY

  • Master of Science – Service Management

1993 – 1998                  Christ the King Seminary              East Aurora, NY

  • Master of Divinity

1986 – 1990                  Houghton College                         Houghton, NY

  • Bachelor of Science

1977 – 1980                  Buffalo State College                     Buffalo, NY

  • Bachelor of Science student in Criminal Justice and Economics. Withdrew in senior year to attend the Erie County Police Academy.

STRENGTHS

  • Operations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Development
  • Team Building

PERSONAL INTERESTS

  • Human Society of the United States; Nature Conservancy; Chestnut Ridge Conservancy
  • Running, cycling, weight training