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League of Women Voters kicks off event schedule

by jmaloni
Fri, Sep 16th 2011 09:40 pm

David Swarts will speak on "What Does it Mean to Be a Public Servant?"

The League of Women Voters Buffalo/Niagara will kick off its 2011-12 events with a meeting featuring David Swarts, who will address "What Does it Mean to Be a Public Servant?" Swarts, a lifelong resident of Erie County and a former middle school social studies teacher, served as Erie County clerk and commissioner of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. He will offer his unique perspective on this question.

Swarts is currently president/CEO of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.

The kick-off meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst. A question/answer period will follow the presentation. Refreshments will be served. League meetings are open to everyone. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For additional information, call 716-884-3550.

The Harlem Road Center is approximately two blocks south of Main Street on the east side of Harlem Road. Enter the parking lot from the side street adjacent to the building. Use the side entrance near the parking lot.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the league is open to men and women of all ages.

To become a member, visit http://www.lwvbn.

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