Modified: June 6, 2018 2:27pm

Latest News

  • New pilot program will be first of its kind in NYS outside New York City


    Area restaurants will be added to senior dining program; allows participating seniors to choose a venue and meal each day

    October 17, 2018 1:51pm
  • Dual Port station at Chestnut Ridge will provide free electric car charging

    October 16, 2018 3:10pm
  • Plan is intended to establish a framework for preservation, enhancement of existing system


    Public comment period follows stakeholder meetings at county parks, Parks User Survey  

    October 16, 2018 9:32am
  • Balanced 2019 proposal includes property tax rate cut of 2%, largest decrease in over a decade


    Enhances public health, senior protections; preserves and strengthens the People’s Mandates  


    Funding for SUNY Erie, libraries, arts & cultural groups, public art would increase; proposal also includes $32 million for road & bridge investments, $3.2 million for capital improvements in Parks

    October 12, 2018 12:45pm
  • Poloncarz, Higgins announce grants from U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


    Funding to be used to support existing Erie County Opioid Epidemic Task Force projects,

     implement Probation Opioid Response Initiative, Opioid Overdose Review Board


    October 9, 2018 3:42pm

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The Erie County Department of Social Services’ (“ECDSS”) Running Group has announced that it will be participating in the 2018 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, thanks to funding support received from the Labor Management Healthcare Fund (“LMHF”). As part of the Corporate Challenge, 66 ECDSS staff are either running or walking and will be accompanied at the Thursday, June 14 event by volunteers coordinating refreshments and food for the Running Group at their tent. This year’s Corporate Challenge contingent is believed to be the largest group of Erie County staff to participate in the annual event.


“We have runners of all experience levels who are excited to be participating in this year’s J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge and have been training for months. Our Running Group was established for the purpose of promoting health, wellness, and running so it will be a good experience to run with other groups at this great annual event,” said Steven Dlugosz of the ECDSS Running Group. “We want to thank the Labor Management Healthcare Fund for their vital support of our efforts and for promoting wellness in our workforce. They made this possible for us and we look forward to running next Thursday.”


The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge is a 3.5 mile run held in Delaware Park. Buffalo is one of seven U.S. cities to host the Challenge, along with Boston, Rochester, Syracuse, New York City, Chicago and San Francisco. Now in its 42nd year, the Corporate Challenge is also held in London, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. In Buffalo, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy is the beneficiary of the annual event.




For more information:


 On the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge click here . 




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