David J. Shenk, Director

David J. Shenk, Director

Our mission is to inform veterans, current service members, and their families of the many federal, state, and local benefits that they may be eligible for. Through community involvement, the office will remain a strong force in Erie County by working collaboratively with local veteran organizations and the veteran community to foster relationships and increase awareness with veterans and their families.

What's Happening in Veterans Service Agency


Mark Poloncarz, EC Executive; Felice Krycia, Veteran Service Officer; and David Shenk, EC Veterans Service Agency Director were fortunate to attend the dinner held by the Erie County American Legion to welcome NYS AL Commander John Sampson. The dinner was held at the Thomas E. Tehan Post #1449...

Valentine's for Veterans

On Valentine's Day Mark Poloncarz, Erie County Executive and David Shenk, Erie County Director of Veteran Services visited the Buffalo Veterans Administration Hospital to meet with both in and out patients to distribute hand made valentine's made by local school children. Mark and David also...

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Phone: (716) 858-6363

Veterans Service Agency
Edward A Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, Suite 800
Buffalo, New York 14202