BUFFALO — CSEA Western Region Director Robert Mootry Jr. was recently honored with a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. DREAM Humanitarian award.

The award is given by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and the Buffalo Division of Citizen Services to individuals who work to promote awareness of biases and prejudices and whose efforts improve the quality of life for citizens of Buffalo by upholding the values of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“From an early age, I was taught to serve, and this award is all about the service we do through our church,” Mootry said. “I’m extremely honored to win this award.”

Mootry has served as Western Region Director for eight years and was previously a labor relations specialist. Before joining the union’s staff, Mootry was a CSEA member and activist for more than 27 years.

“Rob thoroughly deserves recognition for his efforts to promote the values Dr. King held dear,” CSEA Western Region President Steve Healy said “His contributions have made a big difference in our region in improving the quality of life for minority citizens.”

— Mathew L. Cantore


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