Edward J. Doherty, M.P.A.

Expertise: Public Works Operations, Municipal Budgeting, Analysis of Community Social Indicators



  • Retired Rochester Area Community Foundation Vice President
  • Former Commissioner of Environmental Services, City of Rochester
  • Adjunct Faculty, Public Administration Department, SUNY Brockport


Ed Doherty most recently retired as Vice President at the Rochester Area Community Foundation. He had a nearly 30 year career at the City of Rochester where he served as Commissioner of Environmental Services and Budget Director. He is also an adjunct professor of public administration at SUNY-Brockport.

At the Foundation, he was the principal author of recently released special report, Poverty and the Concentration of Poverty in the Nine-County Greater Rochester Area. He was also the lead staff person for the development of ACT Rochester, a comprehensive community indicators program to provide an objective assessment of the Greater Rochester region's performance on key indicators of well being. MORE