Michael Heftka

as Grand Island Councilman

“Working Harder for a Better Hometown”


Mike Heftka will bring important skills to our Town Board. As an award winning Senior Business Advisor for the NYS Small Business Development Center Heftka provides planning, management and technical assistance to start-up and existing businesses.

Heftka will continue to champion Community Service Projects to improve our town. His projects (described below) show what an active and energetic Town Councilman can achieve. Heftka will use his business planning experience to Ease Property Taxes through controlled growth of the Town’s commercial tax base.


The Heftka Family (from left): Jaime, Nancy, Nick, Mike, Craig, Scooter, Amanda, Adam, and Michael.


“I feel that it’s not enough to simply convene a meeting and wait for issues to come before the Town Board. We must actively find ways to make our town better. That’s why during my first term as councilman, I introduced more than forty action items to the Town Board’s agenda.”


Heftka is about action not just words. Some of Heftka’s successful projects include:


Ø      Project Alert – promoting school bus safety at the start of the school year

Ø      KidBiz – bringing this nationally recognized program to GI to provide our children with an opportunity to learn about business

Ø      GI Business Assistance Center – creating a program that can ease residential property taxes through controlled growth of our Town’s commercial tax base.

Ø      Erie Canal Management Plan – as vice chair of a special state commission Heftka is working to have G.I. recognized as a “Canal Town” in order to benefit from state and federal programs.

Ø      Residential Area Speed Limits – working through Traffic Safety Board to create “area speed zones” making residential streets safer

Ø      Enhanced Animal Control – protecting our families from dangers such as rabies and west Nile virus

Ø      Veterans Park Safety Patrolorganized this summer program to make Veterans Park safe and secure


Return MIKE HEFTKA as Grand Island Councilman

Party Endorsements:  Democratic and Working Families