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Amherst Community Diversity Commission

Meeting Dates

Tue., January  10, 2023,  05:30 PM

Tue., February  14, 2023,  05:30 PM

Tue., March  14, 2023,  05:30 PM

Tue., April  11, 2023,  05:30 PM

Tue., May  16, 2023,  05:30 PM

Tue., June  13, 2023,  05:30 PM

Tue., September  12, 2023,  05:30 PM

Tue., October  10, 2023,  05:30 PM

Tue., November  14, 2023,  05:30 PM

Meeting Location

Amherst Municipal Building
5583 Main St, Williamsville, NY

To verify, please call (716) 631-7013.

Mission Statement

The purpose of this Commission is to enhance and increase cooperation, understanding, and dialogue among residents of diverse cultural, religious, socio-economic and racial backgrounds, and to promote inclusion throughout the town. Some of the responsibilities of the coalition will be to study the demographics of Amherst; promote town-wide events that foster cultural awareness; increase minority participation on governmental boards and committees and in the Town's workplace; and to facilitate meetings designed to promote a better understanding of who Amherst is as a community.

Supplemental Information

Disclosure Information


Deborah Bruch Bucki RN, PhD, Councilmember


Dr. Mohan Devgun (C)  term expires  12/31/2023

Gul A. Rahman (S)  term expires  12/31/2024

Melissa Abel (M)  term expires  12/31/2025

Cynthia Bass (M)  term expires  12/31/2025

Maria-Rosario Cala (M)  term expires  12/31/2023

Dr. Mohammed Khan (M)  term expires  12/31/2024

Heidi Nicklaus Lefebvre (M)  term expires  12/31/2024

Zhen Liu (M)  term expires  12/31/2023

Thomas Lucia (M)  term expires  12/31/2023

Anne Rohrer (M)  term expires  12/31/2023

Prachee Samant (M)  term expires  12/31/2023

Dr. Joseph Sankoh (M)  term expires  12/31/2023


(C) Chairperson
(CC) Co-Chairperson
(M) Member
(O) Resource Person
(S) Secretary
(V) Vice Chairperson

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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  • General Information:
    (716) 631-7000
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  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221