MEET CHRISTOPHER FISHER
Chris will take these lessons and will represent the interests of all citizens in the City of Tonawanda.Chris is a disabled Army veteran, a retired NYPD officer, and a current supervisor in the Health Department. Chris was a Union Rep and Executive Board Member. Chris knows what service to country means and is dedicated to serve the community. Chris holds an Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Public Policy.
As a blue-collar worker, Chris knows the value of a dollar and the importance of keeping those dollars in your pocket.
Chris has volunteered with the Town of Tonawanda Youth Court since 2003.
Chris in the City of Tonawanda
Chris is a father to a strong, creative little girl who he
is raising in the City of Tonawanda.
Chris is a husband to a local City of Tonawanda artist.
Chris is a volunteer soccer coach for the Tonawanda Soccer
Chris is a current member of the local Tonawanda American Legion and previously was a board member and 3rd vice commander of the American Legion.
Chris is currently the Chairperson of the Mayor's Office of
Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement.
Chris runs the City of Tonawanda Veteran of the Month Award.
Chris chairs and organizes the City of Tonawanda
Open House and Touch a Truck event.
Chris organizes and volunteers his time running the Mayor’s
Summer Reading Program which focuses on continued reading access to City of
Tonawanda youth during the summer months.
Chris was recently appointed to the City of Tonawanda Cemetery Board.
Chris was formerly the chairperson of the City’s Ethic Board prior to the Boards reorganization.
Service to Country
Chris has been awarded the New York State Senate’s Veteran of the Month Award in 2019 for community service.
Chris has been awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, two Army Achievement Medals.
After serving his country, Chris moved to New York City to join the NYPD. Chris received six commendations from the NYPD for Excellent Police Duty. Chris received these awards for intelligent acts materially contributing to a valuable accomplishment. Chris focused on community policing and helping those who needed help.
After retiring from the NYPD, Chris and his wife moved back home to Buffalo, NY. They chose to embark on a fixer upper home in the City of Tonawanda; loving the beauty, history, walkability, and small town charm of this neighborhood.
Dedication to Family
Chris is a volunteer soccer coach for the Youth Tonawanda Soccer Club, in which his daughter Lexi plays. Chris is also a proud father of a Tonawanda Football Clinic (TFC) Cheerleader, in which his daughter Lexi cheers for. Both Chris and Julia are trying to teach Lexi the importance of getting involved in her community. As a student in the City of Tonawanda school district, she is super excited for the new "big" elementary school next year.
Chris and his family are also advocates for adoption, animal rescue, and animal welfare; bringing awareness whenever possible to the disadvantaged stereotypes that bully breeds have when trying to find homes. Chris has adopted and rescued many animals in his adult life including mother and daughter Rottweilers rescued from a backyard breeder in Brooklyn, NY. Chris and his family recently added another rescue to the family; Ruby their bully mix.