|Significant Rochester events during the year of 2011
|RocWiki Entry and Description
|Bob Duffy resigns as mayor to become Lieutenant Governor
|Thomas Richards (then acting mayor) resigned because of the Hatch Act.
|U.S. Representative for New York's 26th congressional district Chris Lee resigns in Craigslist Scandal.
|Special election for Mayor of Rochester to decide who would succeed former Mayor Robert J. Duffy
|University of Rochester joins Tree Campus USA, one of only 100 schools nationwide selected for this honor.
|Mayor Thomas Richards was sworn in as Mayor
|Rochester Schools Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard announces plans to head Chicago's Public Schools.
|Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul is elected in a special election as the U.S. Representative for New York's 26th congressional district
|Rochester native Abby Wambach came to the nation focus for her performance in the 2011 Women's World Cup
|Gay marriage is legalized in they state of New York; Rochester has a significant gay & lesbian population
|Announced that PAETEC would be acquired by Windstream Corp.
|Harris RF Communications opens a manufacturing plant in the former Xerox building on Jefferson Road in Henrietta
|Launch of the public phase of the University of Rochester's historic $1.2 billion Meliora Challenge campaign
|Occupy Rochester begins occupation of Washington Square Park, 32 people arrested on the first day
|Maggie Brooks wins a third term as the County Executive.
|Rochester Lancers now part of MISL inaugural season has first home game. Lost 13-4.