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Barbara Miller-Williams
District 1

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427 William Street
Buffalo, NY 14204
Phone:(716) 842-0490
Fax:(716) 854-5722


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Legislator Miller-Williams Announces the Next HEAP Workshop in District 1

Legislator Miller-Williams will host two Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) workshops in her district. The first HEAP workshop will be February 10, 2015 at the Frank E. Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo, NY 14208. The workshop will be held from 12 - 8 pm. 

The second HEAP workshop will be February 19, 2015 at the West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St., Buffalo, NY 14213. The workshop will be held from 9 am - 4 pm.

Luther Walker Jr. Presented with Citizen of the Month Award

Buffalo, NY- At the regular session of the Erie County Legislature held in “Old County Hall” on Thursday, January 29 2015, Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams (D-Buffalo) presented Luther Walker Jr. with The Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month Award for January 2015.

The Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month Award recognizes outstanding members of the community.  Luther Walker Jr. has been involved for over 40 years in the Buffalo community as a community activist and is the latest recipient of this distinguished award.

“I am honored to recognize the diligence and commitment displayed by Mr. Luther Walker Jr.  He has put forth a continued effort to assist constituents and has helped make district 1 a great place to live and grow throughout the past forty years,” stated Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams.

Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams Champions Community College Chargeback Reform

Buffalo, NY- On Thursday, January 22, 2015, the Erie County Legislature’s Community Enrichment Committee unanimously passed a resolution submitted by Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams (D-Buffalo) conveying its support for the reform of the Community College Chargeback Policy that has put a financial strain on Erie County and it's municipalities.

“New York State’s chargeback policy was implemented into State law in the 1950s, and is inadvertently causing an undue burden on Erie County's struggling local governments.  A review of the New York State’s antiquated system of Community College Chargeback Rates is warranted in order to formulate a multi-partisan strategy to address this issue with the WNY State Delegation and encourage reform of this chargeback policy” stated Legislator Miller-Williams in her resolution.

Home Energy Assistance Program (H.E.A.P.) is now available

Home Energy Assistance Program (H.E.A.P.) is now available. Heating Equipment (Furnace) and Weatherization Assistance also available.

Regular HEAP assistance is now available for the season. Emergency Assistance will open on January 2, 2015. Applications can be requested by calling the Application Request Line at (716) 858-7644. Once an application has been completed, please return the application to the HEAP Office at 478 Main Street.

District 1 will host a HEAP Outreach on Monday December 1, 2014 from 9:30 am to 4 pm at the Pratt Willert Center, 422 Pratt Street, Buffalo NY 14204. Bring in a completed application and Energy Workers will process the application on site.

Heating Equipment (Furnace) Repair or Replacement and Weatherization Assistance is also available for home owners. Please submit an application along with two (2) estimates from approved HEAP contractors.

For more information, please call the District 1 Office at (716) 842-0490.

2015 Cultural Funding Application Now Available

The 2015 Cultural Funding Application is now online at and the deadline for submission of applications is on June 10,2014 before 5:00PM. The Department of Environment and Planning and the Erie County Arts and Cultural Advisory Board will hold an applicant briefing at 3:00pm on Friday, May 9, 2014 in the 14th floor conference room of the Rath Building, 95 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY 14202. Attendance is not mandatory but is greatly encouraged.