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Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Legislator Vinal secures funding for Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Legislator Vinal was able to secure funding for Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village as part of the budget for 2021.

Legislator Jeanne Vinal was sworn in as Erie County Legislator for District 5, which contains about 75 percent of the Town of Amherst and includes Eggertsville, Snyder, Village of Williamsville, Sweet Home, and parts of Getzville, Willow Ridge, and most of Williamsville outside the village as well.

In her first year as Legislator, Jeanne Vinal has secured funding for Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in the amount of $7500. Legislator Vinal said, “It was a priority for her to get funding for Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village because she knows how important community groups such as this one are.”

The pandemic and shutdowns have strained community groups from both working toward their mission, but also from providing the fellowship, community, support, and fun of being together and talking things over face to face. In addition, membership outreach which is always necessary in any group has also faced a pause or at least a set back with the pause on large group in person meetings.

The money will be used at the discretion of the board. Legislator Vinal plans to attend the next meeting to answer any questions and to speak on the budget and the state of the county.

Legislator Vinal’s legislative office is at 13 Lincoln Rd., Amherst, NY 14226; phone number is (716)836-0198; email is Jeanne.Vinal@erie.gov. Jeanne urges anyone in District 5 to reach out with ideas, suggestions, and concerns at any time.

The legislature meets Thursdays and Legislator Vinal is on Small Business, Community Enrichment, Health and Human Services, Energy and Environment, and Minority and Women Business Committees; she is Vice-Chair of Energy and Environment Committee, and the Chair of Small Business Committee, which she founded this year.

Legislator Jeanne Vinal is proud to serve Erie County District 5 and is glad to have been able to get this funding for Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village.

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