TOWN OF NIAGARA – A delegation of Niagara County officials was in Washington Tuesday and Wednesday, meeting with the region’s federal representatives and Air Force brass regarding the future of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Merrell A. Lane, chairman of the Niagara Military Affairs Council, said the meetings were set up by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Washington office.
The delegation included Niagara County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz, North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt, County Legislator David E. Godfrey of Wilson, county Economic Development Commissioner Samuel M. Ferraro, and town supervisors Robert B. Cliffe of Wheatfield and Marc R. Smith of Lockport.
Lane and his group’s vice chairman, John A. Cooper Sr., also made the trip along with William “Robin” Pfeil, chairman of the council’s Strategic Committee, and council director Thomas Keough.
They met with Sen. Charles E. Schumer, Reps. Chris Collins and Brian Higgins, and staffers from the office of Sen. Kristen Gillibrand.