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Chairman
John J. Mills -
District 11

 

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: 858-8850
Fax: 858-8895
Email: john.mills@erie.gov

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A press conference was held Nov. 22, 2010 to announce
the opening of South Buffalo Street in Springville.

Legislator Mills joins County officials to announce that
skiing is open at Emery Park. It is one of many free
activities available in the county parks in the winter.

Concord Library

Legislator John J. Mills presents a check for $907 to
Concord Public Library Director Annette Gernatt.
The funds were raised during the fourth annual
hot dog roast held July 8, 2010.

Jolls House

Legislator Mills lead a tour of interesting places
in his district in August 2010. His first stop was
the Jolls House located in Orchard Park.

Work on South Buffalo Street

Legislator Mills visited the South Buffalo Street
construction site to observe progress of work.
The drop-structure and roadway were repaired during
the summer of 2010.  

News Totes

Legislator Mills particiapted in a press conference
at Chestnut Ridge Park announcing the installation
of new totes at all county parks. The totes carry a
message asking users to refrain from smoking
in county parks.

 

West Falls Library

Legislator Mills presents a donation to the West
Falls Community Library. The funds were raised
during a hot dog roast in the summer of 2010.

 

South Buffalo Street work start

Legislator Mills announces that funding has been secured
and work on South Buffalo Street in Springville would
begin the summer of the 2010.

Radio

Legislator Mills discuss the Southtowns Scenic Byway
on a local radio show.

Jewitt Holmwood

Legislator Mills and County Executive Chris Collins
observe pavement work being done on Jewett-Holmwood
during the summer of 2010.

OP Library

Legislator Mills serves a customer during his annual
hot dog roast fundraiser at the Orchard Park Library.

Roycroft Tour

Legislator Mills and Convention of Visitors Bureau
President Dottie Gallagher-Cohen are led on a tour
of the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora.

snowman

Legislator Mills was a guest judge for the 2011
Winterfest Snow Sculpture Contest at Chestnut Ridge Park.
He is pictured with the winners of the "Tallest Snowman" category.

APWA Award

Legislator John Mills was awarded the 2011 American
Public Works Association, New York Chapter, Western
Branch Elected Official Award. County Executive Chris
Collins presented the honor on Feb. 10, 2011.

Ainsworth-Mahaney

Legislator John Mills recognized Lee Ainsworth-Mahaney
who recently retired as director of the Aurora Library.
The library welcomed new director Robert Alessi
(second from left) during a reception held March 3.
Library Board Trustees and Aurora Supervisor
Jolene Jeffe are also pictured.

Explore and More 2011

Despite inclement weather, Legislator John Mills
and Pat Keem, along with Explore and More Board
Member Pete Anderson were able to roast several
hundred hot dogs on Sunday, May 15, 2011 and raise
money to support Explore and More Children's Museum
in East Aurora. 

Aurora self-scanner
Aurora Public Library Director Robert Alessi demonstrates
how the library's new self-scanners work. This is a great
example of how implementing new programs and technology
can improve efficiency and protect taxpayer dollars.

Legislator Mills tours agricultural businesses in Erie
County during the summer of 2011. One of the stops
was at Eden Valley Growers.


Orchard Park resident Michelle LeVine graduated from
the New York State Basic Corrections Academy in 2012.
LeVine earned the rank of deputy and was assigned to
the Erie County Holding Center. She is congratulated by
Undersheriff Mark Wipperman and Legislator Mills.


Legislator John J. Mills (right) honored the Town of Boston
Emergency Squad during a meeting held July 25, 2012.
The following members accepted a proclamation recognizing
their recent efforts to save a small child that nearly drown:
Joseph Wells, Advanced EMT; Kathy Webber, EMT; and
Ken Brown, EMT and godfather of the victim.

After undergoing major reconstruction, Eden Evans Center
Road reopened on Nov. 20, 2012. The repairs made to
the roadway addressed safety concerns related to the
heaving of roadway during cold weather. Legislator Mills
and the County Executive marked the reopening of the
road with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  

The Collins Library Hot Dog Roast fundraiser was held
Saturday, June 8.  

OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

Legislator Mills announces Elder Abuse Outreach to address threats to vulnerable residents

Erie County Legislator John Mills announces he is hosting an Elder Abuse Outreaches to address the various forms of abuse that threaten senior citizens on a daily basis, and to provide valuable assistance to seniors. In total, more than 1,500 cases of elder abuse are reported in Erie County each year and the Legislators are utilizing experts to address these concerns.

Legislator Mills statement on reports that Pegulas will be next owners of the Buffalo Bills

“I was extremely pleased to learn that Terry and Kim Pegula will be the next owners of the Buffalo Bills. In a short period of time, they have distinctly expressed their commitment and passion for Western New York. When I served as an Orchard Park Councilman in the 80s, 90s and early 2000s, I worked closely with the Bills and always appreciated the Wilson family’s commitment to our region. I think it is evident that same level of commitment will continue with the Pegulas. Today’s announcement is great news for New York State, Erie County and Buffalo Bills fans.” 

Legislators present donation to West Falls-Colden Community Library

Erie County Legislators Joseph C. Lorigo and John J. Mills are pleased to announce that the 8th annual West Falls-Colden Community Library Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser, held Aug. 9, raised $1,112 to support the library’s efforts to provide quality programming to the greater West Falls-Colden community. The donation was presented to Library President Gloria Potzler, Library Secretary Joanie Long and Co-Treasurer John Sacco during a presentation held at the library on Aug. 27.  Legislator Lorigo and Mills wish to thank the members of the community who attended the Hot Dog Roast and supported the library. 

Legislator John Mills and County Clerk Chris Jacobs will co-host Small Business Summit

Erie County Legislature Chairman John Mills and County Clerk Chris Jacobs are partnering with the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce to host a free Small Business Summit from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Springville Country Club, South Cascade Drive, Springville. Refreshments and light breakfast start at 7:30 a.m. followed by the Summit starting promptly at 8 a.m.

Legislator Mills announces Collins Library breaks record with 2014 fundraiser

Erie County Legislator John J. Mills is pleased to announce that the 8th annual Collins Public Library Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser raised $1,380 to support the library’s purchase of new furniture.  The funds were raised on July 26 at the 8th annual Hot Dog Roast Fundraiser.