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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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  1. March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    2016 State of Erie County Address
    Location: Buffalo History Museum
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  • By Mark Poloncarz Originally posted on Facebook on January 29, 2016 After what seems to be an eternity of run up debates, town hall forums, and endless talking head discussions on cable TV, the first votes in the 2016 Presidential election will be cast Monday night in Iowa. I won’t opine on the Republican caucus, which I will leave for my friends on the right to discuss, but I believe the Democratic Caucus will ultimately be decided by the supporters … read more

  • Poloncarz Believes Erie County Can Serve As “Laboratory” For New Policies January 29, 2016 State of Politics By Ryan Whalen The Erie County Executive’s Office told me earlier this year, in his second term, Mark Poloncarz’s administration planned to take a more regional approach. When I sat down with him, Friday, Poloncarz gave me an example from last year to explain what that meant. In 2015, Erie County became the first county in New York State to pass a microbead … read more

  • POLONCARZ PRAISES WHITE HOUSE ACTION ON PAY EQUITY Federal action to reduce gender pay gap mirrors County Executive’s efforts ERIE COUNTY, NY- Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz today praised a new federal proposal aimed at reducing the gender pay gap that would require companies with more than 100 employees to submit yearly pay data to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). The new proposal, which augments a 2014 presidential memorandum on pay equity, would compel businesses to add pay … read more

  • I initially refrained from commenting on the Colorado Springs shooting until it was clear the acts were targeted against Planned Parenthood, and were not a domestic or work related shooting (which in itself would have been bad but unfortunately is all too commonplace in our country today). Based on the facts reported by multiple media outlets since the suspect was apprehended it is clear Planned Parenthood was directly targeted and this was an act of terrorism, domestic terrorism but terrorism … read more

  • November 15, 2015 Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued the following statement in response to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and a call from an Erie County Legislator to block immigration from war-torn countries: “Our thoughts go out to our brethren in France and we stand by our French compatriots after this horrible attack. On Friday evening immediately after the Paris attacks I contacted Central Police Services Commissioner John Glascott and Emergency Services Commissioner Dan Neaverth, Jr. … read more