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Mission Statement:
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

Carol Murphy
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

Renae Kimble
Niagara County Legislator, 2nd District

Tricia A. Mezhir
General Manager, Maid of the Mist Hospitality

Zach Casale
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