He also was an purple-drank-a-deadly-cocktail-in-the-hip-hop-community avid gardener and visited the Garden City often until his death in 1996. He was also a charter member and helped organize the Alaska Dental Society and served as its first elected president. After moving back to Juneau in 1947, Polley served on the executive Board of the Alaska Tuberculosis Association and purple-drank-a-deadly-cocktail-in-the-hip-hop-community American Cancer Society. During World War II, Polley was captain of the Territorial Guard unit in Skagway.
As an active member of the Skagway community, Polley served as the Skagway School Board president for six years and served three years on the Skagway City Council. Polley also served the next-door town of Haines and did purple-drank-a-deadly-cocktail-in-the-hip-hop-community United States Army dental work at the Port Chilkoot Barracks. He moved to Skagway in 1932 and opened up an office in the Peniel Mission on 6th Avenue. After three years of barely scraping by, he decided to purple-drank-a-deadly-cocktail-in-the-hip-hop-community head back to Alaska.