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A Proven Advocate for Our Kids!

Jennifer Lea Mecozzi, was sworn in as the West District School Board Member for the Buffalo Public Schools on July 1st, 2016. She is currently seeking a 2nd term.

Jennifer has spent most of her life as a proud resident of Buffalo. Raised in Buffalo after high school, Mecozzi returned to spend her adult life on the West Side where currently resides raising a family of her own. Mecozzi had a previous career in the challenging field of Hospitality, a career in the field of Social Justice, and running for the West District seat was a natural next step.


Her dedication to bring people together and raise a collective voice to hold our elected officials accountable is for the betterment of their constituents. An agenda that drives her every day.


As a proven community leader, Jennifer is committed to be a positive and guiding example. She is proving that education, titles and access are not the only tools necessary to gain community support and win a seat in the political realm.

As a member and key player in many community-based organizations, Mecozzi is also recognized as a trainer on community issues and strategies, and has been consistently asked to speak at National/state/and local levels about her leadership experience here in the City of Buffalo.

Rooted in faith, Mecozzi is a proud mother of two sons and two daughters, grandmother of twin girls and is deeply dedicated to her family and their growth. Mecozzi has one son currently in the Buffalo Public Schools and two daughters who have graduated with Honors from Buffalo Public Schools. She is determined to make sure the communication between the community and the district will be transparent and productive.


As a result, Mecozzi brings the community voice to the table. Jennifer Mecozzi's goal as the West District Member is to be an instrument of change to promote systematic equity to the children and families in Buffalo and within the Buffalo Public Schools.

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