Board Member

David Kidera, Member

David Kidera has been a Bethlehem resident since 1979.

Prior to his retirement in 2015, David served as the Director of the New York State Authorities Budget Office from 2010-2015. Before serving as the ABO's first Director, he was the chief operating officer of the original Authority Budget Office that was created in law in 2006.


As a result of these positions, David fully understands the role and responsibilities of IDAs pursuant to the General Municipal Law, their obligations under the Public Authorities Accountability Act and the Public Authorities Reform Act, and the expectations articulated by the Authorities Budget Office and Legislature concerning board member accountability, transparency and conduct.

He brings 38 years of government finance, management, and public policy experience to the IDA board, having served much of his career with the New York State Division of the Budget.