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Amherst Community Diversity Commission

Recognizing & Honoring Black History Month - February 16, 2021

2019 amherst community diversity commission holiday display
The Town of Amherst Diversity Commission Holiday 2019 Exhibit at the Audubon Public Library, Amherst (on display for the month of December, 2019).
Members of the Amherst Community  Diversity Commission with Exhibit  at  Audubon  Public Library.
Members of the Amherst Community Diversity Commission with Exhibit at Audubon Public Library.

Mission Statement

The purpose of this Commission is to enhance and increase cooperation, understanding, and dialogue among residents of diverse cultural, religious, socio-economic and racial backgrounds, and to promote inclusion throughout the town. Some of the responsibilities of the coalition will be to study the demographics of Amherst; promote town-wide events that foster cultural awareness; increase minority participation on governmental boards and committees and in the Town's workplace; and to facilitate meetings designed to promote a better understanding of who Amherst is as a community.

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Deborah Bruch Bucki RN, PhD, Councilmember


Khalid J. Qazi, M.D., MACP (C)  term expires  12/31/2021

Dr. Mohan Devgun (M)  term expires  12/31/2021

Nayury  Farber (M)  term expires  12/31/2023

Pamela Kefi (M)  term expires  12/31/2023

Heidi Nicklaus Lefebvre (M)  term expires  12/31/2024

Thomas Lucia (M)  term expires  12/31/2023

Anne Rohrer (M)  term expires  12/31/2023

Dr. Joseph Sankoh (M)  term expires  12/31/2023

Brian C.  Steinberg (M)  term expires  12/31/2021


(C) Chairperson
(CC) Co-Chairperson
(M) Member
(O) Resource Person
(S) Secretary
(V) Vice Chairperson

Meeting Location

Amherst Municipal Building
5583 Main St, Williamsville, NY

To verify, please call (716) 631-7013.

Meeting Dates

Tue., January  12, 2021,  05:30 PM

Tue., February  9, 2021,  05:30 PM

Tue., March  9, 2021,  05:30 PM

Tue., April  13, 2021,  05:30 PM

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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    (716) 631-7000
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    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221