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Edward Rath III
District 6

District Office:
Old Erie County Hall
92 Franklin Street
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, N.Y. 14202
Phone: (716) 858-8676
Fax: (716) 858-8895
Email: edward.rath@erie.gov

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Legislator Rath announces the passage of the
Erie County Silver Alert System, which aids in the locating
of missing adults who suffer from Alzheimer's or
other memory disorders.

Legislator Rath presents a proclamation to Bob Meiss,
president/CEO of Beechwood Continuing Care, to mark
Asbury Pointe's 10th anniversary. Also pictured, Karen Grady,
Executive Director of Asbury Pointe and Ray Meissner,
community resident.

 

Eagle Scout

Legislator Rath talks with an Eagle Scout about his
efforts to repair a monument site at Williamsville Cemetery.

Reading to kids

Legislator Rath reads to a group of students at
EduKids in Amherst.  

Convention Center

Legislator Rath reviews plans for improvements made
to the Convention Center during the summer of 2010.

Legislator Rath asks his colleagues to support
his resolution that would create the Erie County
Silver Alert Law System. The resolution passed
moments later 15-0.

Rotary

Legislator Rath joins local officials at an Amherst
South Rotary Club meeting.

Daisy Troop

Legislator Rath presented certificates to
Daisy Troop 345 from Amherst during their visit
to County Hall in January 2011.

JCC

Legislator Rath takes part in a ceremonial
groundbreaking event held at the Jewish
Community Center in Amherst. The JCC is
expanding its facility.

Taste of Williamsville

Legislator Rath sells silver coins during the 2010
Taste of Williamsville held on Island Park.

snow bear

Legislator Rath was the guest judge for the 2011
Williamsville Winterfest Snow Sculpture Contest.
He chose a polar bear created by local teens at the
first place entry.

Chamber After Hours

Legislator Edward Rath addresses the attendees at
the March 15, 2011 Amherst Chamber of Commerce
After Hours event.

K9 Unit Ride along

Legislator Rath with Amherst Police Officer Stevens and
Judge standing with the new K9 Unit truck. The new vehicle
prepares Officers Stevens and Judge to respond to school
drug searches, missing person reports and other calls
requiring tracking or searching.

ASO April 10, 2011

Legislator Edward Rath presented a proclamation
recognizing Amherst Symphony Orchestra's 65th
anniversary to Steven Thomas, conductor/music
director, and Anthony Latona, Association Board
President, during the April 10, 2011 "Double the
Bass"concert.

Farmers Market

Legislator Edward Rath with his daughter shopped at the Pasta
Peddler's booth at the Williamsville Farmers Market.
Matt Reda, also pictured, is one of the many vendors selling
outstanding goods during the weekly event. The Farmers
Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May-October.  

straw fest

Legislator Rath, a member of the Williamsville Rotary,
serves Strawberry Festival attendees during the annual
event on June 22, 2011.

Legislator Rath honored the Rotary Club of Buffalo during the
June 30, 2011 session for 100 years of service to the WNY community.

 


Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath, III presented
a proclamation recognizing Upstate New York Transplant
Services' 30th anniversary to Sallyann Ieraci, UNYTS Vice
President of Community Relations, and Rahwa Ghirmatzion,
Community Engagement Specialist. The presentation was
held during the Nov. 3, 2011 session of the Erie County Legislature.


The County hosted a Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day
on May 12, 2012 at ECC North. Hundreds of residents
disposed of hazardous materials, making their homes
and the environment safer.

Congratulations to retired United States Army Captain
John Kasmer, of Amherst, honored at the Naval and
Military Veterans Appreciation Tribute Award Ceremony
at Naval Park Cove in September 2012.

OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS

July 2014 Column - Maintaining accountability in Erie County government

The Erie County Legislature utilizes its committee process to fully vet the vast majority of actionable items. Committee meetings allow the necessary time to meet with commissioners and experts to discuss the pros and cons of each decision put before us. As a result, the legislature and Erie County as a whole are more accountable for their actions.

June 2014 Column - County should explore all options to complete additional road work

When it comes to repairing the damage done to our roadways this past winter, I am discouraged that the County Executive has not been more aggressive when approaching the problem. His immediate response has been that we simply can’t do better. Instead of telling residents we can’t, we need to figure out how to say we can and deliver the services their taxes pay for.

May 2014 Column - Majority Caucus improving efficiency within Legislature

As the fiscal house for Erie County, I was happy to support an audit of the Legislature to ensure we were operating as efficiently as possible. Last week the Comptroller’s Office released its findings, highlighting inappropriate expenses and improper contract practices under Democratic leadership. 

Legislator Rath, business leaders to host Economic Development Forum

Legislator Edward Rath is hosting a Business Forum at ECC’s North Campus in the Gleaser Hall Auditorium, 6205 Main St., on Tuesday, May 13 at 6 p.m. Held in partnership with Buffalo Niagara Partnership President and CEO Dottie Gallagher-Cohen; Visit Buffalo Niagara President and CEO Patrick Kaler; Empire State Development WNY Regional Director Christina Orsi; and ECIDA President and CEO Steven Weathers, the event will include a presentation from each of these critical agencies on the future of economic development and growth in Erie County.  

Legislator Rath announces Hopkins Road repairs to begin April 21

Erie County Legislator Edward A. Rath, in partnership with the County’s Department of Public Works, held a community forum on April 10, 2014 to provide residents and emergency responders with an update concerning repairs toHopkins Road. Beginning on April 21, crews will begin repairingHopkins Road, between Tonawanda Creek RoadandSmith Road, which has been reduced to one lane in many areas due to extreme erosion.