Tonawanda Tomorrow Kicks Off!

We are very excited to announce the long anticipated kick off of Tonawanda Tomorrow! A partnership between Tonawanda residents, community groups, organized labor, local businesses, and government – all working together to grow the Town’s economy for the future.

This effort spun out of the recent closure of the Huntley Coal Plant in Tonawanda. As I’m sure you know, Huntley began the decommissioning process earlier this year, due the fact   NRG couldn’t make a profit off selling Huntley power into the market. Our organization has been diligently working to ensure that workers, the town and school district did not bear the burden of the company’s decision to retire.

One of our proudest moments was our work with the Western New York Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO and the Kenmore Teachers Association to secure $30 million in the 2016 New York State budget to help support the Town of Tonawanda, the Kenmore Tonawanda School District, and communities across New York State facing power plant closures. The funding will protect the quality of public education locally by replacing revenues lost in the Huntley power plant retirement.  It is one of the first appropriations of its kind in the country. This financial support could not have been possible without hundreds of community members who invested time and energy to make sure Tonawanda was not left behind.

We now have an opportunity to rebuild our economy through the help of the US Economic Development Administration through its POWER Initiative. Numerous local organizations are matching this federal investment with their time, energy and commitment of resources, but we need your help to create a vision for our future.

Join us at the kick-off of  on November 10th 2016 from 6:30-8:30 at the Phillip Sheridan Building (3200 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, 14217).

You can also help shape this process by taking our community survey. It takes 5 minutes HERE. 

For more information call our office at 716-852-3813 or visit


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