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Legislator Dixon honors Nicole Dayka as October 2017 Citizen of the Month


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Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon announces that the October 2017 Citizen of the Month is Nicole Dayka, Hamburg resident, who is truly a hands-on, community activist.

“Nicole is more involved in our community than anyone I know. She is the driving force behind so many efforts, the reason many of these organizations are succeeding in their missions, and has a unique ability to inspire others to join these efforts,” said Legislator Dixon. “We can all learn something from Nicole, and I just want to thank her for all she has done for our community. Her impact on others’ lives isn’t always tangible, but I know her positive influence is felt by many.”

Dayka is a Youth at Risk Coordinator for the Hamburg School District and Town of Hamburg. She has committed her time to organizations to ensure their missions are met, including serving as Co-President of The Parent-Child Connection, Coordinator of Hamburg Youth Court, Board Member of Colton's Journey to Liberation, and is SEPTA Chair for Hamburg Schools PTSA. Dayka also volunteers as Fundraising Chair for the Kathleen Mary House, and is a Volunteer Shopper for Warm the Children, member for the Family Advisory Council at Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, as well as serving as a hospital volunteer, Coordinator of the Holiday Partnership for the Southtown's Families, serves on the social committee at St. Bernadette's Parish, and is a Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

Dayka is helping our community fight the heroin/opioid crisis by working on the Erie County Opioid Epidemic Task Force, and also serves on the REAP sub-committee, in addition to being Vice President of the Town of Hamburg Drug Free Community Coalition, and running the HOPE support group for families that have lost loved ones due to addiction.

“Thank you to Legislator Dixon and the Erie County Legislature for this recognition. It means a lot to me. Through this honor, I can also bring awareness to the many organizations that I am lucky to be involved in. While our community continues to do great work, we can always use more helping hands and I am honored to play a role in these efforts,” said Dayka.

Dayka received a proclamation at the October 19, 2017 session, held in the Erie County Legislature Chambers.

 For additional information, please contact Legislator Dixon at 858-8671 or email lynne.dixon@erie.gov