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Barbara Miller-Williams
District 1

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427 William Street
Buffalo, NY 14204
Phone:(716) 842-0490
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Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams to host Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Workshops in District 1

Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams (D-Buffalo) will conduct three separate Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Workshops in the 1st Legislative District. All applicants will be interviewed and their application will be processed during the outreach. The first outreach event will be held Monday November 30, 2015 at the CAO Masten Resource Center, 1423 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo, NY 14211 from 9 am - 4 pm.

The second HEAP workshop will be December 16, 2015 at the George K. Arthur Community Center, 2056 Genesee St., Buffalo, NY 14211 from 9 am - 4 pm and the third HEAP workshop will be January 6, 2016 at the Matt Urban HOPE Center, 385 Paderewski Dr., Buffalo, NY 14212 from 9 am - 4 pm.

The HEAP workshop will be administered by the Erie County Departments of Social Services and is open to all income eligible households. For information or assistance, please contact the 1st District Office at (716)842-0490 or the the HEAP Hotline at (716) 858-7644.

Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams Honors Sandra Williams Bush for her 30 Years of Dedicated Service with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Buffalo, NY- First district Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams (D-Buffalo) and the Erie County Legislature honored Sandra Williams Bush, for her thirty years of dedicated service with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, and wished her all the best in her future endeavors in her well-earned retirement, at the Legislature’s regular session held in “Old County Hall,” in the City of Buffalo on Thursday, September 17, 2015.

Legislator Miller-Williams stated, "We were joined today by the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library Deputy Director-Chief Financial Officer, Kenneth Stone, Assistant Deputy Director-Public Services, Dawn Peters, and Legislator Betty Jean Grant for the presentation of the proclamation to Sandra Williams Bush. On behalf of Erie County and my colleagues, as well as the residents of the first legislative district, I would like to offer my congratulations and best wishes to Sandra in all of her future endeavors." 

Sandra Williams Bush started her career at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library as a library clerk in 1985; she then became a manager of the North Jefferson Library, and in 2006 was appointed as the first branch manager of the new Frank E. Merriweather Jr. Library.

The Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library, the crown jewel of African-American architecture in the Buffalo-Niagara region, houses the largest resource center of African and African-American history in Central and Western New York.


(HEAP) cooling assistance is still available for eligible households

Buffalo, NY- First District Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams (D-Buffalo) announces that the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) cooling assistance funding is still available for Erie County residents. The program is set to close on August 28, 2015, or earlier, if funding is exhausted.  Eligible households will receive installation of one (1) window Air Conditioner.

Legislator Miller-Williams will host two HEAP cooling assistance workshops in her district. The first HEAP workshop will be Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at the Schiller Park Senior Center, 2057 Genesee St., Buffalo, NY 14211. The second HEAP workshop will be Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the CAO/ Masten Resource Center, 1423 Fillmore Ave., Buffalo, NY 14211. Both workshops will be held from 9 am - 4 pm

Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams Champions Reinstatement of the Local Conditional Release Commission

Buffalo, NY- On Thursday, April 30, 2015, the Erie County Legislature passed a Local Law submitted by Legislators Barbara Miller-Williams (D-Buffalo), Betty Jean Grant (D-Buffalo), and Patrick Burke (D-Buffalo) conveying its support for the reinstatement of the Local Conditional Release Program, a former program within the Probation Department that ended in 2005. County Executive Mark Poloncarz held his public hearing on Tuesday, May12th and immediately following signed the paperwork to make the law official.

“This program was reinstated today with bipartisan support and I would like to commend my colleagues for working together on behalf of the Western New York community” stated Legislator Miller-Williams. “New York law enables counties to establish a Local Conditional Release Commission, and Erie County did empanel a Commission in 1992. The law empowering conditional release affords eligible inmates serving a sentence in a local facility early release from incarceration, providing that the inmate is sentenced to more than 120 days and having served at least 60 days” stated Legislator Miller-Williams in her resolution.

District 1 Crime and Safety Forum with Featured Guest U.S. Attorney William A. Hochul, Jr. April 21, 2015

Please join Legislator Miller-Williams at the District 1 Crime and Safety Forum on Tuesday April 21, 2015. The forum will be held at the Belle Center, 104 Maryland Street, Buffalo NY, 14201 from 6pm to 8pm.