At the regular session of the Erie County Legislature held in “Old County Hall” on Thursday, January 18, 2018, Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams (D-Buffalo) presented Ms. Dinorah Santos with the Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month Award for January 2018.
The Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month Award recognizes outstanding members of the community. Ms. Dinorah Santos is a community leader and a devoted mother of four children and five grandchildren who grew up in Puerto Rico, she has dedicated her time to providing social and educational support for members of the Hispanic and Migrant communities across Western New York, and is the latest recipient of this distinguished award.
Ms. Dinorah Santos desire to positively impact the Hispanic community has led her to participate in several initiatives that deal with the youth in the community, from 2001 to 2006 she served as an Outreach Educator for the Batavia Migrant Program where she tutored hundreds of children and provided translation assistance to agriculture laborer families learning how to navigate the social service system. She has also has served as 21st Century Program Co-Director, Summer Youth Supervisor and After-school Program Coordinator at the Belle Center on the West-Side of Buffalo. Ms. Santos has volunteered with the WNY Hispanic American Veterans Committee and helped to establish the first monument at the Buffalo Naval & Military Park which honors the memory and service of all past, present and future Hispanic American Veterans in Western New York.
The Erie County Legislature recognizes Ms. Dinorah Santos as Citizen of the Month for January 2018 and applauds her commitment to and passion for advocating for the Puerto Rican and Hispanic community and for constituents throughout Erie County.