Press Releases

Assemblyman Bill Conrad and local Leaders Unveil Adaptive Playground at Kenney Park in the Town of Tonawanda

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Town Of Tonawanda – Today, July 2, 2024, New York State Assemblyman Bill Conrad joined Town of Tonawanda officials in formally celebrating the completion of a new inclusive playground at the town’s Kenney Park, just in time for Fourth of July revelers...

NYS Assemblyman Bill Conrad Announces $25,000 Grant for the Town of Tonawanda Paramedic Unit

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TOWN OF TONAWANDA – New York State Assemblyman Bill Conrad today, Sept. 20, 2023, announced $25,000 in state funding he secured recently for the Town of Tonawanda Paramedic Unit.  The grant will support the continuation of a community CPR class, which...

NYS Assemblyman Bill Conrad Announces $53,000 in State Funding for Education, Animal Care at Buffalo Zoo

Buffalo – New York State Assemblyman Bill Conrad today, Aug. 30, 2023, announced $53,000 in state funding he secured recently for the Buffalo Zoo. The grant will support the Zoo’s education and animal departments, including its animal upkeep and husbandry...

NYS Assemblyman Bill Conrad Announces $135,000 in State Funding for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns

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City of Tonawanda – New York State Assemblyman Bill Conrad today, Aug. 16, 2023, announced $135,000 in state funding he secured recently for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns.Of that total, a $125,000 Dormitory Authority of the State of New York...

Attract and Retain Qualified Educators for our Public Schools

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As Commission Chair, I sponsored a Western New York Round Table discussion on June 27, aimed at seeking solutions for our educator and administrator shortages in New York State. We needed to gather a range of stakeholders from our region to share best...

NYS Assemblyman Bill Conrad Joins Town of Tonawanda Community in Celebrating Completion of Aquatic & Fitness Center Mural

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Town of Tonawanda – New York State Assemblyman Bill Conrad today, July 12, 2023, joined leaders from the Town of Tonawanda and Arts Services Inc. (ASI) in celebrating the formal “reveal” of a new mural at the Town Aquatic & Fitness Center. Conrad...

State Sen. Ryan, Assemblyman Conrad Announce New Budgetary Provisions for Volunteer Firefighters

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Town of Tonawanda – New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assemblyman Bill Conrad today, May 26, 2023, announced the 2023-2024 state budget’s inclusion of $31.5 million in new funding for volunteer fire departments. Of that total, $25 million was provided...

NYS Assemblyman Bill Conrad Announces Nearly $200,000 in New Grants for Public Safety in the City of Tonawanda

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City of Tonawanda – Today, Oct. 7, 2022, New York State Assemblyman Bill Conrad announced he has secured $125,000 in state funding for the City of Tonawanda Police Department’s capital and equipment needs, and an additional $73,000 for a Tonawanda...

NYS Sen. Sean Ryan, Assemblyman Bill Conrad Announce $54,000 in Funding for Refurbishment of Veterans Memorial at Elmlawn Cemetery

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Town of Tonawanda – Today, Sept. 15, 2022, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and New York State Assemblyman Bill Conrad announced $54,000 in funding they secured this year for a new monument to be located on Elmlawn Memorial Park’s Field of Honor. The...

Assemblyman Bill Conrad Announces $16,000 in State Aid for Upgrades at the City of Tonawanda’s American Legion Post 264 and Veterans Memorial Park

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City Of Tonawanda – Today, July 27, 2022, New York State Assemblyman Bill Conrad announced that he has secured $16,000 in state funding for American Legion Post 264, which will use the grant to make capital upgrades to both its building on Main Street...

Assemblyman Bill Conrad Announces $287,000 in State Grants for the Town of Tonawanda Police Department

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Town of Tonawanda – Today, July 21, 2022, New York State Assemblyman Bill Conrad announced he has secured $287,000 in state funding for the Town of Tonawanda Police Department, which will use the grant money to make equipment upgrades and expand its...

NYS Assembly Members Bill Conrad, Jon Rivera Announce Arrival to Western New York of Premier Multi-State Rugby Tournament

Buffalo – New York State Assembly Members Bill Conrad and Jon Rivera today, April 28, 2022, joined Buffalo Rugby Club President Jeff Qualey in announcing the imminent arrival of the 2022 Atlantic Super Regional Rugby Fest to Knox Farm State Park in...

Senator Sean Ryan, Assemblymember Bill Conrad Announce $3 Million Clean Water Grant for Town of Tonawanda

Tonawanda, NY – Today, April 22, 2022, New York State Senator Sean Ryan and Assemblymember Bill Conrad announced that the Town of Tonawanda is receiving a $3 million state grant funded by the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act to help pay for upgrades...

Assemblyman Bill Conrad Announces $5 Million in State Funds for North Tonawanda’s Ailing Wastewater Treatment Plant

NORTH TONAWANDA – Following the New York State Legislature’s adoption of the state budget for fiscal year 2022-23, Assemblyman Bill Conrad visited the City of North Tonawanda Wastewater Treatment Plant today, April 19, 2022, to highlight the spending...

Assemblyman Bill Conrad Calls on Governor, State Senate to Include in Final NYS Budget the Assembly Proposal for Funding of Urgent Repairs at North Tonawanda Wastewater Treatment Plant

Albany – The New York State Assembly’s proposed $226.4 billion budget for fiscal year 2022-23 includes $5 million in capital funding for repairs to the North Tonawanda Wastewater Treatment Plant. The 42-year-old facility on River Road is in desperate...

Assemblyman Bill Conrad Calls on State to Allocate Federal Funds to North Tonawanda for Emergency Repairs to City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant

North Tonawanda – Today, March 11, 2022, New York State Assemblyman Bill Conrad called on the State to dedicate American Rescue Plan monies to the repair of the City of North Tonawanda’s Wastewater Treatment Plant on River Road. The American Rescue...

Assemblyman Bill Conrad Calls on State, County Leadership to Push for ‘Fan-First’ Concessions Pricing at New Buffalo Bills Stadium

TONAWANDA – Today, New York State Assemblyman Bill Conrad urged the elected leadership in New York State and Erie County, as they continue stadium negotiations with Buffalo Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula, to call for the inclusion in any new contract...

Senator Sean Ryan, Assemblyman Bill Conrad Announce Nearly $6 Million in State Funding for Sewer Infrastructure Improvements in the Town of Tonawanda, Village of Kenmore

Tonawanda – Today, January 21, 2022, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assemblyman Bill Conrad announced the awarding of nearly $6 million in state funding for the Town of Tonawanda and the Village of Kenmore. The grants, administered by Empire State...

Assemblyman Bill Conrad Calls on State Attorney General to Investigate Alleged Violation of Open Meetings Law by Members of North Tonawanda Common Council

Tonawanda – Today, Nov. 18, 2021, New York State Assemblyman Bill Conrad submitted a formal request to Attorney General Letitia James’ office, calling for an investigation into an alleged violation of the State’s Open Meetings Law by members of...

Senator Sean Ryan and Assemblyman Bill Conrad Announce Governor Hochul Has Signed Bill Allowing Amigone to Relocate Tonawanda Crematory

Albany – Today, October 26, 2021, New York State Senator Sean Ryan and Assemblyman Bill Conrad announced that their legislation (S.6171B/A.6740), which will allow Amigone Funeral Home to relocate its Sheridan Park Crematory to a non-residential area...