Poloncarz appointee brings departmental experience to senior services post; replaces outgoing Hoak as commissioner
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced the appointment of Timothy Hogues to the position of commissioner of senior services for Erie County.
Hogues, whose term began yesterday, replaces Randy Hoak as commissioner of the department and brings departmental experience as community planning coordinator and long-term care coordinator to the position. In these roles, Hogues was responsible for the oversight of numerous community-based departmental service program areas, including wellness, New York Connects, HEAP and transportation for aging and disabled residents in Erie County.
"Mr. Hogues will be an asset to the senior services department in the commissioner's role, as he has already been working extensively with community partners to expand the department's programs," Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz said. "He has both public- and private-sector experience and has served as an Erie County legislator, so he knows how the department works and how to move it forward. I look forward to continuing to work with him as commissioner."
Hogues added, "Erie County's senior population is diverse, active and energetic. I want to thank County Executive Poloncarz for this appointment, and I am eager to get to work serving our seniors and continuing to ensure that they are connected to all that Erie County has to offer."
Hogues served as legislator to Erie County's 1st District from 2012-13. A licensed minister at Elim Christian fellowship in Buffalo, Hogues is closely involved with community and neighborhood activities and works with young men on leadership training, problem-solving and conflict-resolution skills, and coordination of ministry outreach efforts with other agencies. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University at Buffalo, is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy Program, and is the 2012 recipient of the Black Achievers Award.
For more information on the Erie County Department of Senior Services, visit http://www2.erie.gov/seniorservices/.