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East Amherst resident appointed city commissioner of human resources

September 3, 2011

Mayor Byron W. Brown appointed an East Amherst resident to replace Karla Thomas he fired last November in a highly publicized public hearing that troubled many in the African-American community. Now he appointed a registered Republican from East Amherst Patricia P. Folts former employee of LP Ciminelli. Folts is white, former Commissioner of Human Resources Karla Thomas is African-America formerly chairperson of Grassroots, Inc. the political group Brown founded that helped to launch his mayoral election in 2005.

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