Erie County Legislature Chairperson Betty Jean Grant (D-Buffalo), left, and Majority Leader Thomas J. Mazur (D-Buffalo, Cheektowaga), right, and Intern Program Coordinator Shiana Denise Eve, second from right, honored three Summer 2012 interns at the July 19 County Legislature. The interns are, second from left: Georgette Boakye, Keaton Marek and Eliza Fields.
The Erie County Legislature presented certificates to three summer 2012 semester interns in recognition of their service at the downtown Buffalo Legislature offices at its July 19 session.
The interns receiving the certificates were: Keaton Marek, a political science sophomore at George Washington University; Georgette Boakye, a business finance major at the State University at Buffalo; Eliza Fields, an international business/political science senior at Canisius College.
Marek, from Kenmore, is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute; Boakye, originally from Ghana, also lived in New York City, and Fields, a Buffalo resident, graduated from McKinley High School. The interns worked under the direction of Legislature Assistant Shiana Denise Eve, who coordinates the internship program.
“The interns who have participated in their internships at the Erie County Legislature provided real service and assistance for legislators and the staff,” Chairperson Betty Jean Grant (D-Buffalo) said. “We are gratified that we were able to offer them productive, real-life events in which to not only participate and serve but learn about the Erie County Legislature and the legislative process.”
“We hope that these students will take the lessons and experiences they learned while serving as Erie County Legislature interns and be the next generation of office holders and policy shapers,” Legislature Majority Leader Thomas J. Mazur (D-Buffalo, Cheektowaga) said. “The more first-hand knowledge people have of the County Legislature and legislative process, the better the decisions they will make and the more they will participate.”