It is the mission of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area Commission to educate and inform the community about the rich local heritage associated with the Underground Railroad and Abolitionist movement, and to conserve and enhance the historic, cultural, economic and architectural resources of Niagara Falls.
The Commission will accomplish this by working with national, regional, state and local agencies, institutions, and organizations and with the local Niagara Falls residents, as described in this Plan.
Anthony Restaino Sr.
Bill Bradberry, JD
President and Chairman of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area Commission and Columnist, Niagara Gazette
Owner & Operator of Murphy's Orchards, Burt, NY
Charles A. Walker
Councilman, City of Niagara Falls and Community Health Advocate, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Kenneth J. Wagner
Social Studies Teacher, Niagara Falls Board of Education
Mark A. Onesi
Director, Admissions & Student Services, Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), University of Buffalo
Percy W. Abrams, PhD
Museum Director, Native American Museum of Art, Sanborn, New York
Niagara County Legislator, 2nd District
Tricia A. Mezhir
General Manager, Maid of the Mist Hospitality
Account Executive, Largo Real Estate Advisors
Thomas J. DeSantis, AICP
Senior Planner, City of Niagara Falls
Denise Easterling, MsEd
City of Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Commission and Niagara Falls Tourism Advisory Board