Steve Meyer, candidate for state Assembly in the 146th district, was the keynote speaker at the Future Business Leaders of America District 12 Fall Meeting. The event, hosted by Williamsville East High School also included students from FBLA chapters at Clarence and Eden High School.
“It was a real privilege to be invited to speak to these fantastic students and hopefully I was able to share my experience of public service and the value of giving back to your community,” Meyer said. “I decided to run for Assembly because I was sick and tired of the corruption and dysfunction in Albany and believed that our community deserves better. I refuse to accept that the status quo is good enough and decided to try to do something about it and that’s the message I tried to deliver tonight.”
Melissa Li, State Vice President for District 12 said, “I was really struck by Steve’s passion for the community and dedication to making Amherst a better place to live. I felt he embodied the FBLA values of service, education, and progress. He’s a great role model for all of the FBLA students in the area that aspire to become better leaders.”
Future Business Leaders of America is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.
Area students have the opportunity to become involved in FBLA’s leadership at the state level by running for state officer positions. Li noted that part of her motivation for asking Meyer to speak at the event was to inspire students to take part in the leadership and service aspects of FBLA.
Local FBLA chapters also participate in a “Program of Work” which consists of increasing their involvement in the community, developing business skills through internships, recruiting new members, and participating in local service projects.