Modified: January 23, 2015 3:32pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz addresses the Polish Bankers Association during their annual conference in Warsaw, Poland. Among other topics, Poloncarz spoke about budget management, public investment, and governmental relations with representatives from both the Polish municipal and corporate sectors during the nearly one-hour address.
County Executive Speaks to Warsaw Audience on Local Government Management, Finance
ERIE COUNTY, NY— Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz addressed the annual conference of the Polish Bankers Association (“PBA”) as it convened in Warsaw, Poland. Speaking via Internet connection to the group of 350 Mayors, CEOs and executives from the Polish municipal and corporate sectors, Poloncarz touched on budget management, governmental relations, and numerous other topics in a wide-ranging address that included a question-and-answer session. Also in the audience were members of the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure and the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development.
“I was honored to speak to the Bankers Association and take part in a stimulating discussion with my Polish governmental counterparts as well as representatives from the Polish business sector,” said Poloncarz. “We have much in common with our friends in Poland and the European Union, and our topics of conversation centered on methods of good, effective governance along with economic development. I want to thank the Association both for recognizing Erie County as being well-managed and dynamic, and for the opportunity to tout Erie County to an international audience.”
The theme of this year’s PBA conference, being held December 2-5 in Warsaw, is “Modern Local Government - Management and Finance”. Throughout the week, governmental and private-sector representatives will discuss topics on governmental budget management and spending priorities, public investments in infrastructure and transportation, and municipal waste management, among other issues.