Modified: February 4, 2019 11:48am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz today appointed Timothy Hogues to the office of Commissioner of Personnel for Erie County. Hogues, who has served as Commissioner of Senior Services since 2016, begins in his new role today.
“It is my pleasure to announce that our Department of Senior Services Commissioner Timothy Hogues has accepted an appointment to the position of Commissioner of Personnel for Erie County. Throughout his years of service to Erie County, both as a Legislator and as Community Planning Coordinator and then Commissioner of Senior Services, Tim’s hard work ethic and ability to work effectively with all people to creatively solve problems has brought positive change, improving outcomes wherever he has been,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “Tim also had a successful tenure as a leader in the private sector with PCB Piezotronics and Delphi Coporation, with a focus on leadership and organizational effectiveness. I know his county and private sector experience will be critical in his leadership role as Personnel Commissioner and will help to reinvigorate that department. I welcome Tim to the new position and look forward to working with him as we move the Personnel Department forward.”
Commissioner Hogues added, “I am very proud of the work the department of Senior Services has been able to accomplish as a team, with a focus on helping to improve the lives of older adults as the priority behind everything we do. Communication, cooperation and above all an ability to connect with people and address their needs has been at the center of our actions. I thank the County Executive for this opportunity and I look forward to getting to work.”
Hogues’ appointment is subject to legislature confirmation. As Commissioner of Senior Services Hogues led a department that competed for and won national grant awards of more than $1 million, bringing critical funding to Erie County to provide and expand programs and services older adults across the county depend on. This includes federal grants to create restaurant dining opportunities for older adults. Under Hogues’ leadership the department of Senior Services has also improved the Congregate Dining and Home Delivered Dining programs, which reach over three thousand individuals. As the legislature representative for the 1st District in 2012-13, Hogues served as the Chair of the Finance & Management and Public Safety Committees.
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