1812 Legacy Council Announces New Niagara County Coordinator

Posted April 15, 2011

NIAGARA COUNTY, NY – The cross-border partnership during the bicentennial celebrations just got stronger, as the Niagara 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council announces the appointment of Neil E. Nolf as their new Niagara County Coordinator.
Mr. Nolf retired from the Department of Defense, has a long list of accomplishments and a notable resume; serving over thirty years at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and as an inductee of the Niagara Aerospace Hall of Fame (2008). A Niagara County resident, Nolf is currently serving on several non-profit boards and also operates a consulting firm.
Nolf will be responsible for coordinating 1812 Legacy Council events and initiatives for Niagara County, and acting as a liaison for area historic groups.
“Neil’s outstanding military and Department of Defense background will contribute greatly to the initiatives the Legacy Council is undertaking for the bicentennial, as the Niagara County Coordinator,” says Brian Merrett, CEO of the Niagara 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council. “His connections and strong work-ethic bring promise to the position, and for that, I think Niagara County will benefit and become a stronger player in the upcoming commemoration.”
“I look forward to supporting our cross border community,” says Nolf, “and telling the story of our great military heritage on the Niagara Frontier, with regard to the historical events surrounding the war of 1812.
Nolf’s appointed position came from the approval of the Legacy Council’s bi-national board of directors and funding for the position was provided through the Niagara 10 group—which consists of ten mayors on both sides of the border.
The Niagara 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council is a cross-border not-for-profit organization established to commemorate the War of 1812 and celebrate the 200 years of peace between Canada and the United States which have followed.