Buffalo Comptroller Mark Schroeder has been appointed a member of the board of directors at Deaf Access Services (DAS), a nonprofit organization that provides services for individuals and families in the deaf and hard of hearing communities
Schroeder brought 25 years of private sector experience to the comptroller’s office, in addition to a decade as an elected official, a role in which he earned a reputation as an independent, tireless voice for his constituents in the state capitol and county hall.
Schroeder was recently recognized as the DAS 2016 Community Member of the Year. As an assembly member for the 142nd district, Schroeder continually supported the efforts of St. Mary’s School for the Deaf and Deaf Access Services in Albany. Schroeder also participated in deaf awareness week kickoff events and week-long activities for the past 20 years.
“We are extremely pleased and grateful that Mark Schroeder has agreed to serve on the DAS board,” said DAS Executive Director Sharon L. Hanson. “He brings to our organization significant financial and governmental expertise as well as a history of community advocacy for vitally important services and organizations such as ours.”
DAS provides services to deaf, hard of hearing, and late-deafened individuals who are experiencing obstacles with social services, health services, and financial and legal situations.