Collins has asked County Personnel Commissioner John W. Greenan to serve as a liason for Poloncarz during the transition.
Greenan, who served a similar role when Collins took office, reached out to Poloncarz on Thursday, spokesmen for Collins and Poloncarz said.
"Certainly, John will be there to help in any way possible," said Grant Loomis, a spokesman for Collins. "And as the county executive said on election night, we'll ensure a smooth transition."
Greenan served as Republican majority leader in the county Legislature before then-County Executive Joel A. Giambra appointed him commissioner of personnel in 2002.
He's one of three county commissioners almost certain to stay on as Poloncarz takes office in January. By county charter, the commissioners of personnel, social services and real property services serve six-year terms. Collins reappointed Greenan in September 2008.
--Denise Jewell Gee
File Photo: Erie County Personnel Commissioner John W. Greenan addresses the County Legislature. (News Sharon Cantillon/ Buffalo News)
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