Chairwoman Baskin To Host Minority Inclusion Town Hall Events

Topics include accessing county funding for minority owned business and minority artists

Chairwoman April Baskin is pleased to announce that she is hosting a series of Town Hall events geared at increasing minority access to Erie County funding opportunities for construction contracts and local art opportunities.

Chair Baskin will present panel discussions from area experts throughout the month of October with support from Erie County Legislator Howard Johnson, Legislative District 1, and New York State Senator Tim Kennedy. These events will serve as the basis for updating existing Minority -Owned Business guidelines for Erie County by providing valuable, community-based feedback to policymakers and also giving expert tips to community members in need.

The first event will be held on Monday, October 7th from 6-8 pm at Community Health Center, 34 Benwood Ave, Buffalo NY 14214. This event will be a town hall-style question and answer session where minority business owners can discuss barriers and access to securing county contracts.

The second event will be held on Saturday, October 26th from 1-7 pm at Eight Days of Hope located at 852 Kensington Ave, Buffalo NY 14215. This event will be broken into two parts; from 1 pm to 4 pm, Gwen “The Grant Lady” Curry will host a program on grant writing for minority artists. From 5 pm to 7 pm, a town hall event will be held on minority artist inclusion in our communities.

Refreshments will be served at both events, and registration is requested for both events. Please contact Pedro at Legislator Baskin’s district office at 716-895-1849.