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Legislator Morton honors Depew resident Gabe Miller as Citizen of the Month


We’ve all read the stories in the paper of the countless individuals suffering from the ongoing opioid epidemic. There has been a lot of talk of families being ripped apart by this tragedy, too often we hear talk but see little action.

Legislator Ted Morton joined Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard, Holland Central School Superintendent Cathy Fabiatos and Alden School Superintendent Adam Stoltman to announce continued funding for school resource officers (SRO) in several local districts. The SRO program provides a uniformed officer in schools as a way to promote student safety, conflict resolution and anti-bullying initiatives.

At a Legislative session held on September 21, 2017, Legislator Ted Morton honored Lancaster resident, Dick Young as the September 2017 Citizen of the month.

Today, in response to the County Executive’s offer to work with Legislator Morton to develop a compromise Made in America Act, Legislator Ted Morton wrote to him to begin the process.

Legislator Ted Morton first introduced the Made in America Act in support of local manufacturers and local workers in Erie County. After passing the Legislature by a vote of 9-1, the County Executive vetoed the law after instructing the County Attorney to draft a legal opinion.

At a Legislative session held on September 3, 2015, Legislator Ted Morton honored Depew resident Gabe Miller as the September 2015 Citizen of the month.

“Gabe has long been an incredible advocate for the Village of Depew, serving on multiple boards and voluntarily as the Depew Community Development Director. Gabe has long put the interests of Depew first leading the fight to widen Transit Road in the dangerous Broadway/Walden corridor and working to improve the quality of life for the residents of Depew,” said Legislator Morton.

A longtime resident of Depew, Ms. Miller has dedicated her life to her community. She is an active member of the Depew/Cheektowaga Taxpayers Association and the Dick Urban Community Association where she has pushed for the betterment of her community. In addition to her work on widening Transit Road, Ms. Miller recently began serving voluntarily as the Village of Depew’s Community Development Director where she is able to have a stronger role in service of her community.

Each Legislator chooses a resident to honor as a Citizen of the Month, highlighting a person who has given back to the community. A proclamation is presented, officially naming the honoree as the Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month.