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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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Cooperation in Erie County Government Benefits Low-Income Seniors

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams met today with Pastor Rhonda Henderson, Senior Service Coordinator, and residents of St. John Tower senior housing to mark the donation of a 12 passenger van that will be used to transport the seniors to destinations across Erie County.

Legislator Miller-Williams Honors the Life and Legacy of District 1 Business Owner Mr. Mack S. Luchey and District 1 Resident, the Honorable David A. Collins

Legislator Miller-Williams, along with her Legislature colleagues, mourns the passing of two District 1 Constituents, Mr. Mack S. Luchey, Owner of the city's oldest record store Doris Records on East Ferry Street and the Honorable David A. Collins, Former Masten District Councilmember and long-time District 1 resident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families during this time.

H.E.A.P. Outreach Site in District 1 Thursday February 1, 2018

Home Energy Assistance Program (H.E.A.P.) will conduct an Outreach on Thursday February 1, 2018 from 10 am to 3 pm at the City of Buffalo Senior Citizens Drop In Center, 999 Broadway, Buffalo NY 14212. The center is located in the Broadway Market and is easily accessible from the Gibson Street entrance. Constituents are encouraged to apply for the benefit even if their bill is current so that the H.E.A.P. benefit can be applied as a credit to their account. 

All eligible households may submit an application to receive services for the Emergency H.E.A.P. Benefit, Electric H.E.A.P. benefit, Weatherization Assistance program, Heating Equipment Repair or Replacement Assistance program and the Heating Equipment (Furnace) Clean and Tune Assistance program.

Applicants are requested to bring the following Documentation to the Workshop:

  • One (1) form of identification for all household members (birth certificates, license, Social Security Card)
  • Proof of income received within the last 30 days for all household members (pay stubs, SS or pension award letters, proof of child support, rental income, unemployment benefits, worker’s comp., etc.)
  • Current heat bill (and/or electric bill; opens January 2, 2018)
  • For Heating Equipment: Two (2) furnace estimates from participating H.E.A.P. contractors; Proof of homeownership- Deed to home 

Legislator Miller-Williams Welcomes the Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee, Guest of Honor for Alpha Kappa Alpha, Xi Epsilon Omega Chapter's Founders Day Event

Legislator Miller-Williams welcomes Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority sister, the Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee, U.S. Representative of the 18th District of Texas, to Buffalo as the Guest of Honr for the Alpha Kappa Alpha, Xi Epsilon Chapter's Founders Day event. Representative Jackson Lee is a standout sister of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and a vocal and influential voice in Washington D.C. who continually stands up for the American people by protecting our Constitutional rights and ensuring the dignity of every citizen.

As a senior member of the House Committees on the Judiciary and Homeland Security and a newly appointed member of the Budget Committee, Representative Jackson Lee is an empowered Congresswoman who has been able to effectively influence policy and make a strong name for herself and her constituents on Capitol Hill. As a sister of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Representative Jackson Lee has led her life and centered her career as a public servant around the sorority’s goals of advocating for social change, using it as a conduit to support and bring forth policy that protects and ensures the equality and rights of all citizens. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee has taken up the torch to fulfill the mission and cause of Alpha Kappa Alpha, and through her everlasting sisterhood with the Sorority has worked tirelessly to promote human rights, the health and well-being of all of mankind, and the education of each citizen for them to be a productive member of society. 

Legislator Miller-Williams calls for future generations of African American women to be molded and guided by the mission and ideals of Alpha Kappa Alpha, and may they look to the sisterhood and Representative Jackson Lee for inspiration as they search for the best way to be of service to all mankind. 

Ms. Dinorah Santos Presented with Citizen of the Month Award

Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams & Dinorah Santos

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.