Way to go, Miguel!

On the job and off, Consumer Advocate Miguel Santos is Miguel Santosworking to make life better in Buffalo. He’s a first responder and a deacon; has served on youth, disaster, economic development, environment and disability boards; established two local nonprofits; and works in the Office of Cultural Diversity for his diocese.

Recently, the city he’s privileged to serve said ‘thank you’ in a big way.

On January 18, at one of Buffalo’s biggest cultural events of the year, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration awarded Miguel its Community Service Award. Surrounded by wife Denise, sons Jacob and Lucas, brother Juan and “lots of coworkers and retirees,” Miguel enjoyed three hours of dance, remembrance, recognition and community bonding at this year’s ‘The Color of Unity’ themed occasion.

“I am thrilled the African-American community felt I warranted this recognition,” says Miguel, who’s also active in other minority communities and is co-chair of National Grid’s Hispanic Professional Association (HPA) and a member of our Native American Indian (NAI) employee resource group. As a consumer advocate, Miguel partners with community members, outside agencies and departments across the company to best serve customers in need – often going above and beyond to address problems like domestic violence and language barriers.

“When I see problems, I can’t just let them go by. Just like my dad, I’m a community activist.”

14 Comments

Paul Cantello

Congratulations Miguel! You’re a role model for our “Here with you, Here for you” tagline. Keep up the good work serving our communities! National Grid is lucky to have you.

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Carlos Puentes

Great job Miguel as a proud member of the Hispanic Professional Association at National Grid i commend you for your passion in helping others in the great community of Buffalo NY. They are so fortunate to have you and so is National Grid. You exemplify the following quote “Be the change that you want to see in the world” -Gandhi.

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Ali A. Rahman

Congratulations Miguel. What a role model for all of us to look to. I’m sure this only scratches the surface of the recognition that you really deserve.

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Elizabeth A Ryan

Kudos to you my friend Miguel, you have worked very hard all these years to assist those in need here in the City of Buffalo. Your kind heart and strong work ethic should be an example to all of us here at Nationalgrid. Our customers here locally and the Buffalo office are blessed to know and work with you !!!!!

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Scott Farnett

Miguel: Congratulations, awesome working with you over the years. Your community spirit is much to be admired by all. Keep up the good work!

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Nicole

Congratulations Miguel!! Keep up the outstanding work and wishing you all the best!
-Nicole (Downstate)

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wanda grace

Miguel I am so proud to know that you are still staying the course. It’s an honor to have had the pleasure of working with you on some of the company’s I&D initiatives and I commend your commitment and passion for doing the right thing for our employees an customers. Congratulations and keep up the great work!

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Coty

Miguel!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! YOU WORK SO HARD FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO. YOU ARE SUCH A COMMUNITY ADVICATE AND WONDERFUL ROLE MODEL TO NEW EMPLOYEES TRYING TO REACH OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY AND DO SOMETHING GOOD.

YOU ARE AWESOME!!!

Congrats once again : )

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Nadine Younge

Congrats!, I have not met anyone more deserving of these recognition’s, Your contribution within National Grid and your personal time attest for themselves. Keep Striving for Change!!!

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