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Battle named to Evans Bancorp board

Michael A. Battle, a former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York, is joining Evans Bancorp’s board of directors.

Battle is a partner with Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Washington, D.C. He served as the region’s top federal prosecutor from 2002 to 2005.

Battle earned a law degree from the University at Buffalo, and also served as an Erie County Family Court judge.

“Michael’s wide-ranging experience in governance and extensive knowledge of Buffalo and Western New York will add tremendous value and talent to our board and immediately make an impact on the advancement of our organization,” said David J. Nasca, Evans’ president and CEO, in a statement.

Battle fills a board vacancy created last December by the retirement of Kenneth C. Kirst.