Legislator Mills names Annette Gernatt as December Citizen of the Month

Erie County Legislator John J. Mills is pleased to announce Annette Gernatt of Concord has been named the Citizen of the Month for December 2014. Gernatt was the Library Director of the Hulbert Library of the Town of Concord for 30 years, greatly improving programming during her long tenure.


“I was honored to work alongside Annette for many years, helping to support the library’s needs. She has a true passion for the library and her community and it shows in everything she does. For many years we collaborated on the annual hot dog roast and raised several thousand dollars for the library. Thanks to Annette’s dedication to the library, others have followed her lead, ensuring that her legacy of success will continue,” said Chairman Mills. “It is my honor to name Annette Gernatt as Citizen of the Month for December and thank her for everything she has done for our community.”


Gernatt spent 47 years working with the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System before retiring in 2013. She received the Appreciation Award for Service to the Community from by American Legion Post 431 in 1999, and was honored by the Library Board in 2013 when they commissioned a portrait of her to be displayed in the library.


During her years as library director she was instrumental in modernizing the branch, introducing computers, the Internet, and digital items to the library. She has always been focused on having the best services and materials available to users.


In addition, Gernatt is an avid knitter and has used that skill to knit baby blankets for newborns, and prayer shawls for people in the community suffering from serious illness.


For additional information or to speak with Legislator Mills, please contact his Legislative Office at 858-8850 or email john.mills@erie.gov.