The Niagara Military Affairs Council recently recognized nine regional leaders for successful completion of the organization's Niagara Commanders program. The graduation ceremony was held Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Protocol on Transit Road in Williamsville.
Program participants included: Richard "Jay" Anderson, US Navy (Reserves); Bill Angus from Assemblyman John Ceretto's office; Jennifer Cooper, Cooper Sign and Old Glory Flag; Andrea Costantino, University at Buffalo; Dan Ryan, University at Buffalo; Cheryl Samilio-Meyer, Buffalo Executives Association; Dale Snyder, Seneca Gaming Corp.; Bill Wagner, Wagner Management; and Robert Welch, North Tonawanda mayor's office
Niagara Commanders participants completed a six-month program that included an arrangement of retreats, seminars and tours of regional military installations. They participated in activities that provided an intellectual and practical understanding and exchange of leadership perspectives, military leadership, organizational development, national defense, on briefings and mission, customs and traditions of the military.
"We are proud to recognize these nine individuals who, through their participation in our 2013 Niagara Commanders program, were able to build a greater appreciation of our military and the ongoing work of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station," said John Cooper, NIMAC chairman. "We look forward to inviting others to enjoy this same experience, and encourage leaders in business, education, government and nonprofit organizations to consider applying for our 2014 program."
If interested in applying for the 2014 Niagara Commanders program, call NIMAC at 716-283-4008 or email [email protected]. The deadline to apply is March 31.
About Niagara Military Affairs Council
The Niagara Military Affairs Council is a nonprofit organization that works to support the growth and prosperity of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its personnel, creating a positive economic impact on the Western New York community. Founded in 1996 as a result of the 1995 Base Realignment and Closure Commission, NIMAC continues to support and promote capital investment by the federal government in the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station by increasing the NFARS visibility and calling attention to its attributes among key Department of Defense, congressional and military leaders.
NIMAC is an apolitical and Hatch Act-compliant organization allowing free communication between NIMAC and military leadership. For more information, visit www.NIMAC.org.