One-time Niagara County legislator to continue the fight to improve Niagara River and Niagara County
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, today announced that Richard Soluri of Lewiston will be reappointed as a full member of the Niagara River Greenway Commission.
"Dick Soluri is without comparison when it comes serving the people of the Niagara Region," Maziarz said. "He truly enjoyed his former experiences on the Greenway Commission, and the organization began to make a lasting difference thanks in large part to his leadership."
Soluri previously served as a member and vice chairman of the commission from its inception in 2004-5 until the summer of 2009, when he was removed from that post by then-Gov. David Paterson at the behest of then-Assemblywoman Francine DelMonte and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster. Since that time, Soluri has remained helpful to the commission by serving on the commissioner emeritus advisory committee.
"Dick Soluri brings a wealth of public and private experience, enthusiasm, and dedication to the Niagara River Greenway Commission," Maziarz added. "I have every confidence that he will resume an active role in working to develop and enhance our region's many great resources."
Soluri, a lifelong Niagara County resident, spent 39 years in the insurance industry and retired as a partner and the senior vice president of marketing and sales at Warren Hoffman Associates. He served as mayor of the Village of Lewiston from 1995 through 2009 and later served one term as a Niagara County legislator.
Soluri's community involvement over the years has been extensive and he has received numerous awards and accolades for the positive impact he has made on the region.
Soluri will serve as a New York State Senate appointment to the Greenway Commission.