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Community and Public Services Activities

Member, Executive Committee of the Niagara Group, Atlantic (NY) Chapter, Sierra Club.

Chair, Toxics Subcommittee, Conservation Committee, Atlantic (NY) Chapter, Sierra Club.

Chair, Political Committee, Atlantic (NY) Chapter, Sierra Club.

Chair-Elect, Member, Board of Directors, Parent Network of Western New York, Buffalo, NY.
Chair (2003-2009), Member, Special Education Parent's Advisory Committee (SEPAC) Buffalo Public Schools Board of Education Advisory Committee, 1998-present.

Member, Energy and Environment Transition Advisory Committee, Reporting to Governor-Elect Eliot Spitzer of New York. December, 2006.

Co-Chair, Steering Committee, UB Representative, Western New York Service Learning Coalition (WNYSLC) (, organized and hosted visit of Paul Loeb (April 14/15 2005) at Daemen, Niagara and Canisius College. 

Interim Chair, Buffalo Environmental Management Commission, Appointed by Buffalo Common Council President David Franczyk, 2003-11, Dennis Sutton, City Staff.

Member, Buffalo Pest Management Board, Appointed by Buffalo Common Council President James W. Pitts, 2003-11, David Hahn-Baker, Chair.

Chair, Steering Committee and Chemical Committee, Lake Ontario Ordnance Works Restoration Advisory Board (LOOW-RAB), US Army Corp of Engineers Advisory Committee, Appointed as representative of the Lewiston Porter School District (by the LewPort School Board) and independent community groups, member, 2005-present, Chair, 2008-2010.

Member, Board of Directors, Integument Technologies, Inc., Tonawanda, NY, 2002-present.

Member, Board of Directors, Green Gold Development Corporation, Inc. Council President James W. Pitts, City of Buffalo Common Council.  Green Gold is a Business/Industrial Development effort of the City of Buffalo with special focus on environmental business.

Advisor, Coalition of Impacted Neighborhoods (COIN), with New York State Department of Health.

Member, Steering Committee, Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, Connect to Learn, Distance Environmental Learning Program.

Presenter, Erie County’s Pesticide Neighbor Notification: The Chemistry Involved: League of Women Voters Meeting, E. Aurora, NY, December 3, 2002.

Member, Technical Advisory Panel and Community Panel, Seneca Bluffs, Buffalo, NY Redevelopment/Wetlands Restoration Project, Erie County Department of Environment and Planning.

Member, Project Advisory, Buffalo River Partnership Sediment Remediation Project, Friends of the Buffalo Niagara Rivers, 2003.

Member, Steering Committee of the Learning Sustainability Forum, a planning committee for Fall 2001 regional forum on Global Sustainability.  Funding Committee Chair

Member, Town of Amherst Pest Management Board, Susan Grelick, Town Supervisor, Peter Warn, Chair

Member, Advisory Board, WBFO FM-88.7 National Public Radio at the State University of New York at Buffalo, 1995-2002.

Member, Seneca Babcock Good Neighbor Committee; Environmental Subcommittee, Seneca Babcock Community Center, Buffalo, NY, Appointed by Buffalo Common Council, 1997-present.

Member, City of Buffalo Solid Waste Advisory Board, Appointment by Mayor Anthony Masiello,

SEFA Department Liaison, Department of Chemistry, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 SUNY Buffalo SEFA Campaigns

Member, State of The Region Environmental Indicators Committee, Professor Errol Meidinger, Chair, Professor Barry Boyer, PI, 1999-present.

Collaborator, UB Public Service and Urban Affairs Faculty Development Public Service Initiative Project "Development of Educational Materials Appropriate for Teaching Science to Students with Disabilities", Dr. Judith Tamburlin, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, PI.

Member, Education Fund of Buffalo Special Education Planning Committee, 1999.  Community Foundation of Buffalo, Cara A. Rosenthal, Director.

Member, Parent Empowerment Forum Planning Committee, Buffalo Public Schools, 1998-99.

Faculty Development Public Service Award, SUNY Buffalo Vice President for Public Service and Urban Affairs, 1997.

Member, Ad-hoc Environmental Advisory Council, Buffalo Board of Education, 1996- present.
Co-President, Buffalo Public School 84 Erie County Health Care Center Parents, Teachers and Friends (PTF), 1996-1998

Volunteer Liaison, United Ways of Western New York 1995 and 1997 Day of Caring, United Cerebral Palsy Group Home, Amherst, NY, August 23, 1995, St. James Church, Buffalo, NY, August, 1997, Computers for Children, Inc., August, 22, 1998.

Member, Services for the Disabled Subcommittee, Basic Needs and Economic Opportunity Community Resource Team, United Way of Western New York, 1995-1998.
(This group reviews and analyzes proposals for funding in this subcategory of United Way of WNY program funding.  The subcommittee is responsible for nearly $2.0M of funding for 1996 fiscal year.)

Member, ad-hoc Advisory Board for Business Ventures, United Cerebral Palsy Association of Western New York, Virginia Purcell, Director.

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   Joseph A. Gardella, Jr. - 470 Natural Sciences Complex - University at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY 14260 Ph:716-645-1499 email