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Mark Poloncarz

About Mark

Mark C. Poloncarz is Erie County's eighth County Executive. Since taking office as Erie County Executive in January 2012, Mark has worked to change the culture of Erie County government and return it to its core mission: provide the programs and services that residents and taxpayers demand as effectively and efficiently as possible.

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Upcoming Events

  1. July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Mark Poloncarz 7th Annual Golf Classic
    Location: Elma Meadows
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  2. August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Save the Date – Poloncarz Family Picnic
    Location: Fontana’s Picnic Grove
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  • ERIE COUNTY, NY – Today, among hundreds of enthusiastic Democratic supporters, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced that he will run for reelection to a second term. Supporters gathered for a rally for Poloncarz and the endorsed countywide Democratic slate at Lucarelli’s Banquet Hall in Poloncarz’s hometown of Lackawanna. “It has been my distinct privilege to serve as your county executive and today I announce I am seeking reelection to the office and am proud to accept the Erie County … read more

  • Due to effects of harsh winter, Poloncarz increases highways budget by $8.3 million over amount approved in 2015 budget; projects span Erie County Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced the Erie County Department of Public Works’ division of highways’ 2015 schedule of highway, bridge and culvert projects, with work totaling $29.4 million. The $29.4 million to be allocated for roadwork in 2015 is $8.3 million more than was approved in the 2015 Erie County budget and includes projects … read more

  • Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Erie County Commissioner of Public Advocacy Sawrie Becker, U.S. Department of Labor Womens’ Bureau Regional Administrator Grace Protos, and representatives from the WNY Women’s Foundation, American Association of University Women, the Junior League of Buffalo and the Women’s Business Center at Canisius College to draw attention to the issue of income inequality between genders. This year, April 14 is National Equal Pay Day – a date that symbolizes how far … read more

  • ERIE COUNTY, NY— On March 20, 2015, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Commissioners from the County Departments of Health, Mental Health, Social, Senior, and Veterans’ Services, Probation, Public Advocacy, and the Office for the Disabled along with representatives from numerous community-based human service agencies at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Center in Buffalo to unveil his administration’s health and human services plan, “Initiatives for a Stronger Community”. The wide-reaching plan contains 49 initiatives spread across four … read more

  • Counties Object to NYS Plan to Transfer Ownership of 652-foot span over Cattaraugus Creek EC Legislature Considers Resolution Opposing Transfer; Cattaraugus Counterparts Concur ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Department of Public Works, along with the Office of the County Executive, is joining their counterparts from Cattaraugus County to voice their objection to a plan by the New York State Department of Transportation (“NYSDOT”) to unilaterally transfer ownership of the former US Route 219 bridge over Cattaraugus Creek to Erie … read more