Buffalo, New York (April 25th, 2019) - Mayor Byron W. Brown honored retiring Buffalo City Court Chief Judge Thomas P. Amodeo today during a special ceremony, where he also announced the appointment of Judge Craig D. Hannah to fill the vacancy. At the same time, Mayor Brown announced the appointment of Peter J. Savage III to the position of Buffalo City Court Judge. “It is my great pleasure to appoint Judge Craig D. Hannah as Chief Judge of Buffalo City Court and Peter J. Savage III as a City Court Judge. These two outstanding individuals have made significant contributions to our community and I’m grateful for their dedication and continued commitment to the legal profession and the residents of Buffalo,” said Mayor Brown. “On the other side of this appointment, we are saying farewell to a compassionate and understanding Judge, Thomas Amodeo, who is an individual with wisdom, decency, impartiality and respect for persons on both sides of the bench. We wish him the best of luck and much success, and thank him for a lifetime of service to our City.” During his tenure as Buffalo City Court Judge since 2006, Judge Hannah has made an impact on the lives of thousands of city residents and their families.