Mayor Anne McCaffrey is the 57th mayor of the City of Lockport and is a lifelong city resident. After graduating from DeSales High School and Nazareth College of Rochester, she went on to obtain a master’s degree in public policy analysis from the University of Rochester. McCaffrey worked for Lake Shore Behavioral Health in Buffalo for 18 years, where she held several management positions. In 2011, she decided to focus her efforts on the City of Lockport and was elected to alderwoman of the 2nd Ward. She was re-elected in 2013 and was appointed Common Council president. She became mayor in February 2014 upon the resignation of the former mayor. McCaffrey was subsequently elected to a full four-year term as mayor, which began in January 2016.
During her first year as mayor, she navigated the city through serious fiscal distress. She was instrumental in championing the completion of the Cornerstone Ice Arena, celebrated the completion of Phase I of the Flight of Five Locks Restoration on the Erie Canal, and has set the stage for increased business development in the city.
McCaffrey was previously a trustee for the Lockport City School District and served on the boards of Opportunities Unlimited and DeSales Catholic School. She currently serves on the boards of the Historic Palace Theatre and Youth Mentoring Services and is a member of the Rotary Club of Lockport. McCaffrey is married to Chris McCaffrey, president of Ulrich Sign Company, and they have three children.