OLEAN, NY — Vernon Robinson Jr. has been appointed to fill the Ward 6 Alderman vacancy on the Common Council.

Mayor Wiliam J, Aiello appointed Robinson to the post, and the council confirmed the appointment at its meeting Tuesday evening.

Robinson is the storekeeper of warehouse operations for National Grid covering the Olean, Franklinville, and Wellsville Service Center.  He is a decorated veteran and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps, having served in Operation Restore Hope.

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Robinson is a graduate of Franklin University and Jamestown Community College.  He lives with his family on Washington Street.

“I am grateful that a number of residents were interested in the alderman position,” Aiello said. “Two members of the Common Council and I interviewed four people for the position. Mr. Robinson’s work experience, veteran status and volunteer work within the community made him an outstanding candidate for the appointment, and I look forward to working with him.”

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