Press Releases - 2021

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October
10/13/21 ICYMI: NYS SUPREME COURT JUDGE OGDEN DISMISSES CHRISTIAN CENTRAL ACADEMY SCHOOL LAWSUIT
10/12/21 UPDATED BUFFALO NIAGARA CONVENTION CENTER PUTS OUT THE WELCOME MAT FOR NEW BUSINESS
10/4/21 POLONCARZ PRESENTS 2022 ERIE COUNTY PROPOSED BUDGET
10/1/21 ‘TWO PAWS UP!’ IS THE VERDICT AT RIBBON CUTTING FESTIVITIES FOR OPENING OF COMO LAKE BARK PARK OFF-LEASH DOG AREA IN LANCASTER
September
9/29/21 ERIE COUNTY HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OPENS MONDAY
9/29/21 ICYMI: ERIE COUNTY ACHIEVES SILVER CERTIFICATION IN NYS CLIMATE SMART COMMUNITIES PROGRAM
9/28/21 PREPARATIONS FOR ERIE COUNTY FALL FEST CONTINUE
9/28/21 FALL FEST BRINGS SEASONAL FUN BACK TO ERIE COUNTY’S COMO LAKE PARK
9/23/21 EC200 BICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION SERIES CONCLUDES WITH HISPANIC HERITAGE AT ROYCROFT CAMPUS IN EAST AURORA
9/16/21 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES ANNOUNCES UPCOMING HIRING EVENT
9/15/21 POLONCARZ APPOINTS CASTLE AS COMMISSIONER OF ENVIRONMENT & PLANNING
9/14/21 SHOP 716 eGIFT CARDS AND BUY LOCAL CAMPAIGN RETURN TO BOOST ERIE COUNTY SMALL BUSINESSES
9/10/21 POLONCARZ, OFFICIALS PROCLAIM SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK IN ERIE COUNTY
9/10/21 UNIVERSITY EXPRESS FALL SEMESTER CLASSES OFFER SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
9/8/21 ERIE COUNTY WOMEN FIREFIGHTER TRAINING SERIES SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER
9/8/21 PUBLIC FORUMS SET FOR RESIDENTS TO TAKE PART IN 2022 ERIE COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
9/7/21 ERIE COUNTY RSVP PROGRAM, HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPARTMENT JOIN PARTNERS IN HONORING 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11
9/1/21 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT SET FOR OCTOBER
August
8/16/21 ERIE COUNTY BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION CONTINUES WITH AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE IN WNY
8/10/21 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON INCOMING NYS GOVERNOR HOCHUL
8/3/21 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL INVESTIGATION
July
7/28/21 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON EMERGENCY ORDER FOR USE OF FACE MASKS FOR COUNTY OWNED FACILITIES DUE TO RISK OF COVID-19 DELTA VARIANT
7/22/21 ERIE COUNTY SPOKESGNOME HEADLINES ROAMING GNOME FESTIVAL AT CENTRAL LIBRARY
7/20/21 ERIE COUNTY BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION CONTINUES WITH TRAILBLAZING WOMEN OF WNY
7/20/21 POLONCARZ DECLARES GUN VIOLENCE IN ERIE COUNTY AS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS
7/15/21 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES BROADBAND TASK FORCE REPORT SPOTLIGHTS NATIONWIDE NEED FOR HIGH-SPEED INTERNET
7/13/21 ERIE COUNTY YOUTH BUREAU AWARDED $130,000 TO PARTICIPATE IN SAFE SUMMER NY 2021
7/9/21 POLONCARZ ATTENDS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES’ ANNUAL CONFERENCE
7/8/21 POLONCARZ’ RENEW PLAN PASSED BY ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATURE
7/7/21 VANDALISM AT ERIE COUNTY’S EMERY PARK CAUSES EVENT CANCELLATIONS, LEAVES $31K IN DAMAGES
7/5/21 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF FORMER ERIE COUNTY EXECUTIVE DENNIS GORSKI
7/1/21 POLONCARZ DELIVERS 2021 STATE OF THE COUNTY ADDRESS
June
6/22/21 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES PROMOTES MOBILE DOCUMENT UPLOAD SERVICE
6/21/21 POLONCARZ UNVEILS RENEW PLAN FOR ERIE COUNTY
6/17/21 EC200 HERITAGE COMMEMORATION SERIES KICKS OFF JUNE 30th AT ROYCROFT CAMPUS IN EAST AURORA
6/15/21 ERIE COUNTY ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES RECEIVES FUNDING FROM U.S. ADMINISTRATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING
6/15/21 FITCH AFFIRMS ERIE COUNTY’S A+ RATING, STABLE OUTLOOK
6/8/21 ERIE COUNTY, PARTNERS JOIN WITH CRIME STOPPERS TO REDUCE VIOLENCE
6/1/21 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES ANNOUNCES OPENING OF NYS EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
May
5/28/21 DWI ROVING PATROLS WILL BE OUT FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
5/27/21 SIX ERIE COUNTY PROGRAMS, INITIATIVES RECEIVE NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
5/25/21 ERIE COUNTY HERITAGE PASSPORTS PROVIDE HAND-HELD GUIDE TO COUNTY HISTORY
5/21/21 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON FAILURE BY ERIE COUNTY COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE TO FILE REQUIRED FINANCIAL REPORT WITH NEW YORK STATE
5/20/21 ERIE COUNTY SOIL AND WATER 2021 FISH STOCKING PROGRAM OPENS
5/14/21 TENNIS ACTION NOW UNDER THE LIGHTS AT CHESTNUT RIDGE PARK
5/14/21 ERIE COUNTY BICENTENNIAL BREW TAPS INTO TRADITION
5/14/21 STATEMENT OF COUNTY EXECUTIVE MARK C. POLONCARZ ON NEW CDC GUIDANCE FOR FULLY VACCINATED PERSONS
5/5/21 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON 2021 HOMELAND SECURITY CONFERENCE
5/5/21 ERIE COUNTY CONTINUING UPDATE OF HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN
5/1/21 BIKERS, OFFICIALS JOIN TO PROMOTE MOTORCYCLE SAFETY, AWARENESS
April
4/27/21 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS PREPARES 2021 INFRASTRUCTURE WORK SCHEDULE
4/27/21 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION AND FORESTRY TO HOST SPRING SWEEP CLEANUPS
4/22/21 POLONCARZ JOINS OVER 1,200 ELECTED OFFICIALS NATIONWIDE TO CALL ON CONGRESS FOR PASSAGE OF AMERICAN JOBS PLAN
4/22/21 ERIE COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT COUNCIL ANNOUNCES 2021 ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS
4/19/21 BUFFALO PRESIDENTIAL CENTER SECURES GRANT (NOT THE PRESIDENT)
4/14/21 NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATORS WEEK RECOGNIZES CRITICAL WORK OF 911 CALL TAKERS
4/12/21 ERIE COUNTY LAUNCHES FREE ‘NAME THE GNOME’ CONTEST
4/12/21 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENTS ANNOUNCED
4/9/21 ERIE COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES’ UNIVERSITY EXPRESS SPRING SEMESTER EMBRACES HYBRID LEARNING
4/7/21 ERIE COUNTY MICRO ENTERPRISE LOAN/GRANT PROGRAM AIDS SMALL BUSINESSES
4/1/21 CURIOUS CRYPTID AT COUNTY PARK?
4/1/21 CURIOUS CRYPTID AT COUNTY PARK?
4/1/21 APRIL IS NATIONAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT MONTH
March
3/31/21 ERIE COUNTY DETAILS COMMUNITY CLIMATE ACTION PLANNING PROCESS, REQUESTS PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
3/29/21 ERIE COUNTY PLANS A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION 200 YEARS IN THE MAKING
3/25/21 ERIE COUNTY, PARTNERS OFFERING RAIN BARRELS AND COMPOST BINS
3/16/21 GEARY, BURSTEIN HONORED WITH 2020 AMERICAN PUBLIC WORKS ASSOCIATION AWARDS
3/15/21 ERIE COUNTY OFFICE OF AGRICULTURE READY FOR SPRING WITH ERIE GROWN PASSPORT
3/12/21 DWI ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN SCHEDULED FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY WEEKEND
3/5/21 ERIE COUNTY REAL PROPERTY TAX SERVICES SEES SURGE IN TAX PAYMENTS
3/4/21 ERIE COUNTY, PEGULA SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT PARTNER TO OPEN COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC AT KEY BANK CENTER
February
2/26/21 ERIE COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES OFFERING FROZEN MEAL PICK UP PROGRAM
2/23/21 ERIE COUNTY POLICE REFORM AND REINVENTION COLLABORATIVE TASK FORCE COMPLETES DRAFT PLAN
2/22/21 ERIE COUNTY SOIL & WATER DISTRICT ANNOUNCES ERIE COUNTY ENVIROTHON 2021
2/3/21 2022 ERIE COUNTY CULTURAL FUNDING APPLICATION RELEASE, APPLICANT BRIEFINGS SCHEDULED
2/1/21 ERIE COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES OFFERING MORE WAYS TO KEEP SENIORS ENGAGED
2/1/21 ERIE COUNTY REAL PROPERTY TAX SERVICES NOT ACCEPTING TAX PAYMENTS TODAY
January
1/29/21 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON PANDEMIC RESPONSE
1/28/21 TREE AND SHRUB SEEDLINGS AVAILABLE FROM ERIE COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
1/22/21 ERIE COUNTY COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF TIFFANY LEWIS AS NEW BOARD CHAIRPERSON
1/20/21 ERIE COUNTY COMMITS TO PARIS – 2020 ANNUAL REPORT OUTLINES PROGRESS DESPITE PANDEMIC
1/19/21 ERIE COUNTY PARTICIPATING IN NATIONAL MOMENT OF UNITY
1/14/21 POLONCARZ STATEMENT ON 2021 SHARED SERVICES COMMITTEE
1/13/21 ERIE COUNTY TO UPDATE HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN
1/8/21 ERIE COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES, HOME HEADQUARTERS, PARTNERS OFFER HOMEOWNER REVOLVING LOAN FUND PROGRAM
1/8/21 HISTORIC LINCOLN BUILDING TRANSFORMS INTO ERIE COUNTY PANDEMIC RESPONSE HUB
1/5/21 POLONCARZ ANNOUNCES 2021 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT AWARDS