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Legislator Miller-Williams Gains Unanimous Support in Reappointment of George Johnson, Jr. to the Erie County Fisheries Advisory Board


Buffalo, NY - Buffalo community activist and sporting mentor George Johnson Jr. has been reappointed, unanimously, as the Democratic Caucus representative to the Erie County Fisheries Advisory Board for a three-year term.  The reappointment was subject to confirmation by the entire Erie County Legislature.

The Legislature acted on the reappointment at its January 26, 2017 meeting, following the nomination by the Minority Caucus.  The Fisheries Board advises Erie County government on matters concerning protection, development, and access to fisheries and sports fishing.

“I couldn’t be more delighted to advance the reappointment of George Johnson to this panel – not only because he has brought a wealth of knowledge to the board, but for all the other work he has contributed to the community,” said Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams.  “Mr. Johnson’s years of work to lead young people in the right direction, whether it has been his work to combat violence in mentorship projects like youth bike repair workshops, participation in Family Fun Day at the Kerns Ave. Bowling Center, and of course his leadership on the Fisheries Advisory Board, speaks volumes about his character and commitment,” she added.

Mr. Johnson has served on the Fisheries Advisory Board since 2014.  He has been recognized for his work in establishing Family Fishing Days events each year at the Historic Broderick  Park.