The Niagara County Democratic Party announced will honor Austin J. Tylec, mayor of the City of North Tonawanda, as its 2022 Democrat of the Year. The program will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Gratwick Hose fire hall in North Tonawanda.
“Mayor Tylec’s hard work and phenomenal campaign propelled him to victory last fall,” Niagara County Democratic Party Chair Chris Borgatti said. “His commitment to open and transparent government, embracing of new ideas, support for organized labor, addressing the needs of working families, and strengthening our party, have made him a clear choice for this year’s honor.”
In addition, Borgatti said the county Democratic Party will recognize four other Democratic leaders at the event “for their efforts in moving Niagara County forward.” They include Michelle Roman, mayor of the City of Lockport, who was honored as 2020 Niagara County Democrat of the Year; Adam Dickey, president of Ironworkers Local 9 and North Tonawanda committee chair, as Labor Democrat of the Year; Mike Lee, deputy superintendent of police and Town of Niagara Committee member, as First responder of the Year; and Lora Allen, Democratic elections commissioner and the City of Niagara Falls Democratic Committee with the Chairman’s Award.
The program will also feature Daniel S. Goldman, former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, as guest of honor and keynote speaker. Goldman currently serves as an MSNBC legal analyst, serving the congressional staff for the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition, he served as majority counsel to the House Managers in the first impeachment inquiry against former President Donald Trump, and was a former Democratic candidate for New York state attorney general this past year.
Borgatti said other special guests are expected at the program.
Tickets are priced at $55 each for single tickets, or $40 for Democratic committee members. Cost includes a brunch buffet and beverages. For more information, visit www.niagaradems.com.