With 35 years of diversified experience in urban development, Mr. Stebbins is the Vice President of Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC).
BUDC is also redeveloping the 260 acre RiberBend property on the former Republic Steel site in South Buffalo. Mr. Stebbins’ role has recently been expanded to include coordination and assistance of redevelopment and infrastructure projects in downtown Buffalo in conjunction with the City of Buffalo and other stakeholders. Prior to his tenure with BUDC, Mr. Stebbins worked for organizations in the Buffalo with responsibilities for waterfront planning, economic development, small business assistance and real estate development, including multi-tenant industrial buildings, downtown mixed-use, urban infrastructure, brownfield redevelopment, and business park projects. He holds a B.A. in Environmental Design from the University at Buffalo and a M.A. in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He qualified as a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners in May 1986. Mr. Stebbins is a Full Member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is a member of ULI’s Urban Revitalization Council, and has served on five ULI Advisory Service Panels. He is married (Elizabeth) with two children, John 28 and Emily 26, and lives in Buffalo.