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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wayne Jagow will not seek a new term


Wayne Jagow
County employees working for Niagara County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow were the first to find
out this morning: the long-time county clerk, who has served in office for two decades, will not seek another four-year term this November.

“It is time for me to pass my responsibilities on to a new county clerk in 2016, knowing that I leave that person a vibrant and committed management and staff, whom I have been privileged to lead for so many years,” Jagow said in a letter addressed to Clerk’s Office employees.

Jagow’s two decades as county clerk are just part of a public service career that has spanned more than 42 years, beginning with work in the then-Niagara County Sheriff’s Department, where Jagow worked in the communications department, and later as director of the same department. Jagow also served as a road patrol deputy and a Juvenile Division investigator; however it is probably his time as chief of the Juvenile Division for which he is best known.

Jagow departed the Sheriff’s Department in 1995 after Gov. George E. Pataki appointed him county clerk, succeeding former County Clerk George Maziarz, who vacated the clerk’s job to represent Niagara County in the State Senate. Jagow was subsequently elected to a full term that fall.

Jagow’s service to his community included more than just positions in county government. He also spent years of dedicated service to the cause of volunteer firefighting and the clerical collar he is seen wearing from time to time. Not only is Jagow now an exempt volunteer firefighter with the Wrights Corners Fire Co., but he is also the company chaplain — a responsibility the ordained minister has been uniquely prepared to take on.

“Faith is important, and I think it has been a key part of everything I have done in my career, and in my community,” Jagow said. “In my letter announcing my departure, I told our Clerk’s Office workers that I had been blessed with a supportive family and many friends, and by a professional staff, and I really meant that."

Jagow has received his fair share of plaudits for his service. The New York State Association of County Clerks — a body he once served as president — has given him their Lifetime Achievement Award. And, the volunteer firefighter notes with considerable pride, the Niagara County Volunteer Firemen’s Association presented him with the Richard Watson Leadership Award in 2013.

“No one ever does these jobs for the praise, but it would be dishonest to say it’s not nice to be recognized,” Jagow said. “I’m proud of what has been accomplished in 20 years in the Clerk’s Office, and I’m proud of what I’ve done as a member of this great Niagara County community.”

And now Jagow will turn his focus to home.

“I’ve been married to my wife, Maureen, for 48 years. I’ve had two wonderful children, Rev. Andrew W. Jagow and Bethany Jagow Moulden. Andrew and his wife, Kathy, live in Virginia, and Bethany lives right here in North Tonawanda. And I have two wonderful granddaughters, Lily and Claire,” Jagow said. “For me, being able to spend more time with them will be the real reward.”

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