state of the county State of the County warns of federal cuts hurting local needs By Mike Desmond • Mar 30, 2017 WBFO's Mike Desmond Erie County Executive Poloncarz says the county is in pretty good shape, although potential federal cuts could hit hard at a variety of local programs. His State of the County speech in the Burchfield Penney Art Center was aggressive. Poloncarz: A better Erie County is within our grasp By Avery Schneider • Mar 10, 2016 Avery Schneider / WBFO News “Our Place in History" was the theme of Thursday’s State of Erie County address, but that place in history will rely on quite a bit of funding. Listen Listening... / 1:27 WBFO’s Avery Schneider reports. Poloncarz highlights the positive in State of the County address By Mike Desmond • Mar 27, 2015 Mike Desmond/wbfo news Erie County Executive Poloncarz on Thursday kicked off his re-election campaign with his State of the County address while two potential challengers stood just a a few feet away. Poloncarz says tone of county government has changed By Mike Desmond • Mar 14, 2013 Mike Desmond/WBFO News Erie County Executive Poloncarz was upbeat Wednesday, saying in his State of the County message that the area is doing well and he has changed the tone of county government.