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

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Mark Poloncarz, EC Executive and Dan Ratka, EC Veteran Service Officer along with Bob James, Buffalo Blues for Veterans Director, and local musicians attended a check presentation at...

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Felice Krycia, Veteran Service Officer attended the Town of Eden Flag Day Ceremony, which included a Flag Retirement to properly dispose of used U.S. Flag.

Eden Boy Scouts and the Eden American Legion, Newell-Faulkner Post #880 led the event.

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Patricia Rommel represented EC Veterans Service Agency at the Town of Eden Blue Star Mother's Dedication.

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David Shenk, Director and Felice Krycia, Veteran Service Officer attended the dedication of the statue honoring C. Wade McClusky, Jr., Rear Admiral for his military service, most notable his leadership during the Battle of Midway.  The statue will be displayed at the...

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David Shenk, Director and Pat Rommel of EC Veteran Service Agency attended the Buffalo Blues for Veterans Orchard Park Concert.

David Shenk, Director of EC Veteran Service Agency and Mark Poloncarz, EC Executive attended Forest Lawn Cemetery Memorial Day Service.

Felice Krycia, EC Veteran Service Officer attended the Memorial Day service at Lakeside Cemetery Field of Valor.

Felice Krycia, EC Veteran Service Officer attended the EC American Legion annual Convention in Cheektowaga.

The picture is from the morning service.

David Shenk, Director of EC Veterans Service Agency was invited to be the Keynote Speaker at the Town of Evans Memorial Day Service.

Dan Ratka, EC Veteran Service Officer attended the Tonawanda Memorial Day Service and Parade.

Vet Court Mentors Dinner

Dan Ratka, Veteran Service Officer represented EC Veteran Service Agency at the Buffalo Vet Court annual Mentor’s Lunch.

This event is an opportunity to thank the many mentors that work in the court to help troubled veterans find the help they need and guide they to being successful...

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The staff of EC Veteran Service Agency while in Bath, NY for a NYS County Veteran Service Office Association Meeting visited Bath National Cemetery.  Bath is the closet national cemetery to WNY, which is located in Steuben County, N.Y...

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Dan Ratka, Veteran Service Officer while representing EC Veteran Service Agency at a Joining Community Forces (JCF) monthly meeting presented Peter Pilc with a proclamation from EC Executive Mark Poloncarz for his retirement and hard work with the JCF.

Peter was the driving force behind...

Erie County and the nation have been fighting the Opiate epidemic.

If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction call 24 hours a day to get help 716-831-7007.

Information on safe...

Many housing units built before 1978 have lead based paint. To ensure that all work is done using lead safe work practices, landlords, property managers, & contractors are required to be certified by the EPA.

 

Erie County Health Department is holding a Lead Safety for...

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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