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Betty Jean Grant
District 2

Democrat

District Office:
790 East Delavan Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215
Telephone: 894-0914
Fax: 896-1463
Email: BettyJean.Grant@erie.gov

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Democratic Leader Betty Jean Grant brings County support to Veterans Social Day program

(Buffalo, N.Y.) – A resolution drafted by Democratic Leader Betty Jean Grant was unanimously supported by the entire Erie County Legislature last Thursday.  The resolution approved the transfer of County property to assist the Venture Forthe Foundation and Veterans Housing Coalition in creating their “Operation Independence” Social Day Program for veterans suffering traumatic brain injuries (TBI), which is slated to launch at 1125 Main Street at Best, on July 14th.

Operation Independence’s Social Day Program seeks to create social opportunities for veterans in a comfortable, flexible and safe environment where they can openly engage with their peers.  Participation in such programs has been shown to promote continued gains in functional recovery and quality of life for individuals with TBI, as well as reduce stress on their family and caregivers.

“It is my pleasure and honor to help contribute to such a deserving program and assist those who have served us all.  As we move toward July 4th, we will all celebrate our freedom, but let’s not forget those who paid and continue the pay for the cost of it.  Helping our veterans and their families to get the benefits that they deserve should be a top priority of government at all levels, local to state to federal,” Legislator Grant said after session Thursday, “We are lucky and grateful to have a program such as “Operation Independence” in our community.”

Veterans interested in participating in the Operation Independence program are strongly encouraged to contact the organization.  For more information go online to www.ventureforthefoundation.org or contact Nichole Salva, Communications Director 716-285-8102 or Roger Woodworth, VOCWNY 716-898-0110, ext. 106.

Betty Jean Grant Reappoints Karima Amin to Erie County Corrections Panel

At a legislative session held on Thursday, June 12, 2014, Erie County Legislature Democratic Leader Betty Jean Grant nominated Karima Amin to be reappointed to the Erie County Community Corrections Advisory Board - a committee of the Erie County Legislature, whose purpose is to offer suggestions and advice on the improvement of services and programs at the Erie County Correctional Facility and the Erie County Holding Center.

            Pursuant to INTRO 8-3 (2014), the minority leader of the Erie County Legislature shall recommend one individual for consideration of appointment to the Board, and as such, Betty Jean Grant recommended Ms. Karima Amin, who has served as a member of the ECCCAB since its inception in 2011.

“As both a Board member, and as president/founder of the organization Prisoners Are People Too, Inc., Ms. Amin has the necessary qualifications, knowledge base, and an intimate understanding of the issues surrounding community corrections,” said Betty Jean Grant.

Karima Amin has served with distinction as an original member of the Erie County Community Corrections Advisory Board, and Legislator Betty Jean Grant has full confidence in her ability to continue to serve as a Board member, knowing firsthand that Ms. Amin will once again put her all into the important work of the ECCCAB.

Legislator Betty Jean Grant Honors Dr. Ronald Jarvis for Oral Health & Prosthodontist Awareness Week

Erie County Legislature Minority Leader Betty Jean Grant (D-Buffalo) honored Dr. Ronald Jarvis in observation of National Oral Health Week and National Prosthodontist Awareness Week (April 6th through 12th) before a regular session of the Erie County Legislature on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

Noting Dr. Jarvis’ many dedicated years as a Prosthodontist and helping to improve people’s lives by restoring their smiles through the creation of dentures, Minority Leader Grant thanked Dr. Jarvis and Evolution Dental Science for providing the community with the opportunity to make appointments for Free Oral Cancer Screenings at their facilities.  In addition, Dr. Jarvis and Evolution Dental Science will be giving away a free set of AvaDent Digital Dentures to a needy Mom this Mother’s Day!

Minority Leader Grant encourages anyone interested in nominating their mother for a chance to win the free set of AvaDent Digital Dentures, or to get an appointment for Free Oral Cancer screenings, to call Dr. Jarvis and Evolution Dental Science (2000 Eggert Road, Amherst NY) at 716-838-8008.

Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School Robotics Team Wolverine Welcomed to the Erie County Legislature by Democratic Leader Betty Jean Grant

Betty Jean Grant met with the students of the Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School Robotics Team on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Erie County Legislature.  The students will be representing the City of Buffalo at the First Robotics Competition (FRC) Finger Lakes Regional in Rochester, N.Y. at the state competition on Friday, March 28, 2014.

Legislator Grant gave the students a behind-the-scenes tour of the Legislature and offered them her best wishes and encouragement on their upcoming competition.

Grant Resolution Wins Unanimous Support

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 the Erie County Legislature unanimously adopted a resolution sponsored by Legislator Betty Jean Grant (D-Buffalo) calling on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to revive efforts to encourage foreign direct investment and attract foreign companies to New York State.