July 18, 2018

This is our “A republic, if you can keep it” moment

By Mark C. Poloncarz Today, Jerry Zremski of The Buffalo News wrote a column addressing President Trump’s rejection of the opinion of the US intelligence community, […]
February 14, 2018

County leads in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

On June 1, 2017, the federal government announced its intention to withdraw from the international Paris Climate Agreement, a historic compact that 195 countries entered into […]
August 13, 2017

Buffalo 1981, Charlottesville 2017

In 1981 Karl Hand, a neo-nazi sympathizer, organized a “whites have rights” rally in Buffalo and called on others to join him. I remember it clearly […]
July 16, 2017

Trip to Washington covers people’s business

BY Mark Poloncarz Erie County Executive (This Column originally appeared in various editions of the Bee Group Newspapers in July, 2017.) I recently traveled to Washington, […]
May 25, 2017

Campaign Promises and budgetary priorities

By Mark Poloncarz May 25, 2017 When a government issues a budget it is usually met with yawns from the public, if it is even noticed […]
May 2, 2017

History 101 in the Trump Era

History 101 in the Trump era By: Mark Poloncarz May 2, 2017 The last few days will not go down in history as the best days […]
March 29, 2017

2017 State of the County Address as Delivered by Mark Poloncarz

Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz March 29, 2017 State of the County Address Burchfield-Penney Art Museum Final as Prepared for Delivery Thank you Tom Quatroche […]
January 20, 2017

Inaugural Carnage

By Mark C. Poloncarz, Erie County Executive For the 45th time in our nation’s history, a peaceful transition of power occurred in the United States. Due […]
January 16, 2017

Speech of Mark Poloncarz at the rally against hate and bigotry at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Buffalo – January 16, 2017

“Thank you Rev. Blue and all of you here today coming together to honor and continue Dr. King’s legacy. I would like to start with a […]