Legislator Joseph D. Morelle, Jr. (D-Irondequoit) invited representatives of the Winona Woods Neighborhood Association to receive a legislative proclamation at the December 8, 2015 meeting.
The Neighborhood Association is one of very few that are active outside of the City of Rochester and is working to promote a historic neighborhood in the Town of Irondequoit and improve the ties between its residents.
Brighton Field Hockey and Volleyball
Legislators Justin Wilcox (D-Brighton, Henrietta) and Joshua Bauroth (D-Brighton, Rochester) are joined by members of the sectional championship Brighton field hockey and volleyball teams at a meeting of the Legislature on Dec. 8, 2015, where they received proclamations honoring their successes.
Elena Knapp of Jim's Restaurant Fame with Her Family
Leader Carrie Andrews and Legislator Joe Morelle presented Elena Knapp with a county proclamation at the August 2015 legislature meeting, honoring her many years of ownership of Jim's Restaurant, and wishing her well with her relocation to East Main Street.
Legislator Flagler-Mitchell Before the Puerto Rican Parade 2015
Legislator Ernest Flagler-Mitchell was honored to present a proclamation honoring the contributions of Monroe County's Puerto Rican community before the 2015 parade.
National Night Out 2015
Legislator Cindy Kaleh and her granddaughter joined several of the neighborhood associations within her district at a National Night Out event at Charlotte Beach. National Night Out's goal is to promote community cohesion and stronger relationships between police departments and the people they serve.
Legislator Styk with East Rochester Seniors
Legislator Dorothy Styk enjoyed sharing a meal and a quick game of bingo with a group of senior citizens at East Rochester's Jean Daniel Senior Center.
Foodlink Day of Service!
Leader Carrie Andrews and Legislators Cindy Kaleh and Josh Bauroth were joined by staff in a day of volunteer service at Foodlink's Mount Read headquarters.
Leader Andrews at Foodlink
During the August 2015 Legislative Day of Service, Leader Carrie Andrews helped sort donations at Foodlink.
Luvene Ford, President of the Keeler Park Tenants' Association
Legislator Ernest Flagler-Mitchell welcomed Luvene Ford to the August 2015 meeting of the Legislature, celebrating her many years of service to the residents of Keeler Park as their Tenants' Association president.
2015 CAFR Analysis
Legislator Paul Haney, joined by Minority Leader Carrie M. Andrews and Legislator Cindy Kaleh, presented highlights from the county's Comprehensive Annual Fiscal Report (CAFR) to local TV, radio and print media on July 13, 2015.
Haney showed that almost $600 million of county debt is "off the books" because it is held by LDCs or represents deferred pensions costs that will come due within the next decade or so -- much like Detroit pre-bankruptcy. He also said that for an entity of Monroe County's size to have a general fund balance of $4.2 million is equivalent to someone with a $50,000 salary having $169.50 in savings.
Assistant Minority Leader Lightfoot "Cuts the Violence"
Assistant Minority Leader (and professional barber) Willie Joe Lightfoot gives a young man a haircut during his 29th "Cut the Violence" event on July 6, 2015. The event helps to bring neighborhood youth together, give them an opportunity to meet some of their elected representatives, and distributes free haircuts and toys from the Pirate Toy Fund.
Conkey Cruisers Bike Drive
Legislator Ernest Flagler-Mitchell helps unload donated bicycles at a Summer 2015 donation drive for the Conkey Cruisers, who had been the target of an unfortunate break-in and the loss of many of their bikes. The Cruisers organize group bike rides for residents of the Conkey Ave. neighborhood, particularly children.
Assistant Minority Leader Kaleh during the 2015 Rose Festival
Assistant Leader Kaleh is a longtime member of the Maplewood Neighborhood Association and a driving force behind its iconic Rose Festival. Here, she poses with neighborhood volunteers after getting them signed in and distributing festival shirts to them.
Asst. Minority Leader Kaleh with U.S. Senator Gillibrand
Assistant Leader Kaleh was honored to join U.S. Senator Gillibrand to support the Senator's legislation calling for tougher nutrition standards and improved access to summer meals for children.
Leg. Flagler-Mitchell with Foodlink Co-E.D. Julia Tedesco
When U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand came to Rochester and visited Foodlink to discuss her legislation promoting increased summer access to nuitritious meals for low-income children, Legislators Flagler-Mitchell and Kaleh were honored to join her.
Toxic Toys Forum, May 2015
Legislator Styk and Minority Leader Andrews speak to concerned residents who came to a forum the Democratic Caucus organized to hear from parents, experts and advocates about potentially harmful substances in children's products.
Asst. Leader Cindy Kaleh at Toxic Toys Forum, May 2015
Assistant Leader Kaleh speaks with concerned advocates following the Democratic Caucus's forum on potentially harmful substances in children's products.
"Toxic Toys" Forum in Perinton
In May of 2015, Legislator Dorothy Styk and the Democratic Caucus hosted a forum in Perinton to learn from parents and experts about potentially harmful substances in children's products.
Rev. Patrina Freeman and her family with Leg. Morelle
After delivering the invocation for a meeting of the Legislature in early 2015, the Rev. Patrina Freeman and her family pose with Legislator Joe Morelle, at whose invitation Rev. Freeman spoke.
Legislator Joe Morelle honors Traci Weinstein
Traci Weinstein, a 10-year-old Irondequoit resident, has set the goal of collecting 25,000 pairs of shoes to donate to the poor in Guatemala, her native country. As of November 2014, she had reached the 16,000 mark.
Creation of an Animal Abuser Registry
Assistant Leader Willie Lightfoot speaks on the creation of a Monroe County Animal Abuser Registry, whose members would be prevented from working with or adopting animals. He is flanked by Leader Carrie Andrews (left) and Assistant Leader Cindy Kaleh (right).
Legislator Willie Lightfoot attends a National League of Cities event
Legislator Lightfoot (second from right) is joined by other Rochester leaders including Assemblyman David Gantt (far right) and Mayor Lovely Warren (third from left.).
Dan Meyers, President of the Al Sigl Family of Agencies
Dan Meyers is honored with a proclamation by Legislators Paul Haney and Josh Bauroth. Meyers has spent the last nineteen years expanding the space and services of the eight nonprofit partner agencies of Al Sigl, which serve over 50,000 people with disabilities. Under his leadership, the number of people served each year has nearly tripled.
Legislators honor the African American Leadership Development Program
Democratic Legislators honor the United Way of Greater Rochester's African American Leadership Development Program, an intensive eight-day "boot camp" where participants learn new techniques and skills in areas like communication, leadership, decision-making, conflict resolution and board membership responsibilities.
Monroe County Fair hearing
A local resident expresses his concerns to Leader Andrews during the discussion of the Monroe County Fair's move from the Dome Arena to Northampton Park.
Monroe County Fair hearing
A standing-room only crowd showed up when the Democratic Caucus held a hearing on the controversial move of the County Fair from the Dome Arena to Northampton Park.
Venture Creations honored
Legislator Josh Bauroth and Leader Carrie Andrews honor Venture Creations and its direction, Bill Jones (center). Venture Creations is a business incubator operated by the Rochester Institute of Technology that helps students and faculty bring an idea from conception to marketable product, encouraging tech transfer from academia to business and the growth of new industry in our region.
Minority Leader Ted O'Brien
Then-Minority Leader Ted O'Brien, later a member of the New York State Senate, speaks at a press conference circa 2011.