MAYVILLE - The Chautauqua County Department of Law recently said goodbye to one of its own, and at the same time welcomed two new members.
County Attorney Stephen Abdella announced that Dan Polowy, first assistant county attorney, retired in January from public service. Polowy had served in the county Law Depart-ment for 10 years.
"Dan Polowy's breadth of experience and legal skills were invaluable and will be missed," Abdella said, "but we wish him well as he considers new opportunities in the future. His decade of contributions to county government was of great benefit to the public and its taxpayers."
Polowy was the city attorney for Dunkirk from 1974 to 1977 before going into private practice for almost 25 years. The University at Buffalo Law School graduate eventually returned to public service in 2001 when he became first assistant county attorney.
The Law Department also welcomed two new employees: Kristen Wright of Bemus Point and Rebecca Davison-March of Jamestown as assistant county attorneys.
In 2011, Wright was appointed to replace Assistant County Attorney Shawn Corey; Attorney Davison-March was appointed in January to fill Polowy's position.
Wright is a graduate of Albany Law School and served as an assistant county attorney from 1993 to 1998. Davison-March is a graduate of George Washington University Law School and was a juvenile delinquency prosecutor in New York City before moving to Jamestown in 2011.
"I am very pleased to have Kristen Wright return to the county Law Department with her proven abilities and diverse legal experience within Chautauqua County," Abdella said. "In addition to strong academic credentials, Rebecca Davison-March brings unique experience to Chautauqua County from her services in the New York City Law Department. I look forward to working with both our new appointees to meet the challenges faced by county government."