Legislator Mills secures funding for Polish American Congress, General Pulaski Association

Erie County Legislator John Mills recently announced that the Legislature has approved his requests to allocate funding for the Polish American Congress and General Pulaski Association in the 2018 budget.

“I am pleased to have allocated $20,000 for the General Pulaski Association and $10,000 for the Polish American Congress in support of the great work they do in our community. This large investment will allow both organizations to accomplish a lot and I look forward to the centennial celebration at this year’s Pualski Day Parade,” Mills said.

“On behalf of the 350,000 Americans of Polish descent in Western New York, I wish to express deep gratitude for the bipartisan support for the funding of the Pulaski Day Parade. We are grateful to Erie County Legislature Chairman John Mills, Minority Leader Tom Loughran, Majority Leader Joe Lorigo and County Executive Mark Poloncarz. The July 22, 2018 Pulaski Day Parade will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence, the 80th annual Pulaski Day Parade and the rich Polish heritage, culture and language. This is the largest Polish parade in upstate New York,” said Brian D. Rusk, president of the General Pulaski Association, Inc.

The additional funding was added into the 2018 budget without increasing overall spending in the next fiscal year. In fact, the property tax rate will decrease for the fourth consecutive year.

For information or assistance, contact Legislator Mills’ Legislative Office at 858-8850 or email john.mills@erie.gov.