To say that Kathy Dahlkemper has been busy would be an understatement. As Erie County Executive, she has been managing the COVID-19 pandemic response in Erie for the past year. She oversees a staff of 1,200 all while keeping up work on numerous projects and initiatives to better the Erie area. Dahlkemper says that she is inspired to do her work because of the energy that the people of Erie have invested into this area. She shared, “This is a community of great people.” Dahlkemper supports that Mercy Center for Women because she believes that the Center has been a beacon of light for many women to find compassion and hope.