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2017-10-05 / Local News

Lancaster resident honored as legislature’s Citizen of Month


Legislator Ted Morton presents Dick Young with the Citizen of the Month award. Legislator Ted Morton presents Dick Young with the Citizen of the Month award. The Erie County Legislature has honored Lancaster resident Dick Young as the September 2017 Citizen of the Month.

“Dick has been a longtime advocate for Lancaster and the firefighting community, having dedicated his life to providing quality firefighting equipment,” said Erie County Legislator Ted Morton. “More recently, Dick established the Greater Lancaster Museum of Firefighting. He has had a huge impact, highlighting the incredible work of our first responders.”

Young has been a lifelong Lancaster resident, graduating from Lancaster High School where he played football. He worked for his father’s fire truck business before establishing his own company. He played a key role in creating the Greater Lancaster Museum of Firefighting and recently co-wrote a book detailing the history of the Town of Lancaster.

Each county legislator chooses a resident to honor as a Citizen of the Month, highlighting a person who has given back to the community. A proclamation is presented, officially naming the honoree as the Erie County Legislature’s Citizen of the Month.

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