BUFFALO, NY – On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at the City of Buffalo’s annual celebration of Black History Month, Mayor Byron Brown honored Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams for her contributions to Buffalo as a member of the United States Army Reserves and the Buffalo Police Department.
Legislator Miller-Williams has a distinguished career in public service, serving as Ellicott District Councilmember for three terms, beginning in 1995, and as the current Legislator for the 1st District in the Erie County Legislator. She also served our country as a Master Sergeant/Equal Opportunity Advisor in the United States Army Reserve, retiring in 2016. In addition, she served our community for over 29 as a Buffalo Police Officer.
“Every year during this program, we have the honor of recognizing organizations, families, and individuals who have made a positive impact in the city of Buffalo and I am so proud of the individuals we have the honor of recognizing today,” said Mayor Brown. “The goal of Black History Month is not to dictate or limit the study and education of the Black Experience to one month. But to bring attention to important events and individuals who have made a positive impact on our community. “
Legislator Miller-Williams said, “It is an honor to be recognized by Mayor Byron Brown at the Black History Month Celebration recognizing my commitment to community service for the City of Buffalo and the Country. I would like to congratulate all honorees and recognize my colleagues in the military and law enforcement.”
Other honorees celebrated the event included:
- Drea D’Nur – Arts
- Community Service – NAACP
- Education – Dr. Tonja Williams
- Faith Based – Rev. Edward Jackson
- Family – The Ansari Family
- Healthcare – Dr. Kevin Wood
- Youth – Shelden Gibbs