Angela Marinucci is a mom of three young girls, an attorney, and a candidate for Amherst Town Council.  Angela is running to be part of the Town Board as it continues building an Amherst where everyone, from the youngest child to the oldest adult, can live their best lives.

About Angela

The oldest of four girls, Angela grew up in Western New York and earned Bachelor's Degrees in public policy and political science from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY. She graduated with her law degree from American University in Washington, D.C. before moving back home to start her family. 

Service to the community has always been a common thread in both Angela’s personal and professional life.  After law school, Angela clerked Youth, Rights, & Justice where young people and their families relied on her to assist them in their journeys through the foster care and juvenile justice systems. She then spent nearly a decade in private practice, providing high touch, quality expertise to clients navigating complex government processes. For the past four years, Angela has served in the Erie County government, where she was most recently appointed Commissioner of Senior Services in early 2022. Melding Angela’s skills as an attorney with her passion for human services, she focuses on creating programs that ensure older adults are able to live full, active lives aging in place in Amherst and Erie County as a whole.  

Angela’s public service doesn’t stop when she leaves the office; she is also an active community member. Her three daughters attend Maple West Elementary School, where she is on the Executive Board of the PTA and chairs several school-wide events throughout the year.  Angela also volunteers with the Girl Scouts of WNY and coaches Girls on the Run, whose mission it is to instill confidence in young girls while fostering care and compassion for self and others.  

It is partially due to her volunteering with Girls on the Run that she decided to run for Town Council this year.  In working to encourage young girls to be active and confident, Angela realized that her perspective as a working mother with school-age children is not currently represented on the Town Council.  She wants to provide an additional voice for those similarly situated.  

Angela will focus on preserving green space, delivery of high quality public services, including expansion of public art opportunities, and responsible redevelopment.  She will strive to be accessible to residents to hear their concerns regarding Town government and will welcome thoughts and ideas on how the Town Council can better serve everyone who calls Amherst home.