Master gardener and speech/language pathologist Linda Garwol of Buffalo was named the April Citizen of the Month by the Erie County Legislature at its April 19 session, based on the nomination from County Legislator Lynn M. Marinelli (D-Buffalo, Tonawanda).
Garwol serves as Coordinator of Volunteers at Niagara Square and a member of the steering committee of Buffalo in Bloom, president of the Main Street Garden Group, on the steering committee of Master Gardeners of Western New York and as Coordinator of Volunteers for the National Garden Festival.
She works as a speech/language pathologist, working with several speech and language impaired youths age 3-5 through the Erie County Medical Center Pediatric, Educational and Diagnostic Services.
Garwol credits her husband, Edward, “who keeps me going through all these crazy endeavors,” and she has two grown children: William Helenbrook, who is studying for his Ph.D. at Syracuse University, and Jennifer Woloszyn, who manages a convenience store and frequently assists her mother on projects.
“Linda is a wonderful example of someone who works hard on behalf of Buffalo and Erie County in so many ways, for the sole reason of improving our quality of life and enrichment,” Legislator Marinelli said. “Thanks to the work and commitment of Linda and likeminded people, Buffalo and Erie County residents continue to take pride in their homes and properties by sprucing them up, improving their neighborhoods. Along with her work as a speech and language pathologist, Linda is a real credit to her community.”