If you are interested in serving on one of the Boards or Commissions with a vacancy, please mail or email a cover letter and resume to:
Dutchess County Legislature
22 Market Street, 6th Floor
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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The Dutchess County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board (AFPB) reports to the Dutchess County Legislature concerning matters affecting agriculture and farmland throughout the county. For further information and meeting dates, please visit the Agricultural and Farm Land Protection Board.
The Dutchess County Airport Advisory Committee analyses and evaluates the future use and development of the airport in order to assist the County Legislature in its decision- making process. This council meets as necessary, there is no set date or time.
The primary mission of the CSC is to review the elements of current CSC program with the stated goal of having Dutchess County certified as a Silver Level CSC. Where the actions under consideration have already been completed or are currently underway, the Task Force will be responsible for gathering the necessary data, conducting any required studies and submitting documentation to the CSC program through their portals. For further information and meeting dates, please visit Climate Smart Communities.
The Dutchess County Criminal Justice Council engages in a collaborative process of information sharing to maximize resources resulting in an enhanced criminal justice process. This work is done through utilizing research-based practices to ensure community safety through the promotion and support of intervention for at-risk youth and adults; addressing victims’ needs; and reduction of recidivism. For further information and meeting dates, please visit the Criminal Justice Council.
The Citizens Advisory Committee on Domestic Violence works to solicit and consider advice and recommendations from the community-at-large with respect to the problem of domestic violence. This committee meets every fourth Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m..
The College is governed by a board of trustees consisting of 10 members, four appointed by the governor of the State of New York and five by the Dutchess County Legislature. The tenth member, a student trustee, is the student government president elected by the students annually. For further information and meeting dates, please visit Dutchess Community College Board of Trustees.
This Corporation was formed due to the Tobacco Settlement Revenues from the Master Settlement Agreement pursuant to the Consent Decree resulting from the class action against Philip Morris Incorporated, et al.
The primary mission of the EMC is to advise the Dutchess County Legislature and County Government on matters affecting the preservation, development, and use of the natural resources, features and conditions of Dutchess County that impact the quality of the environment. The EMC also considers matters referred to it by the County Legislature for research and recommendations. For further information and meeting dates, please visit the Environmental Management Council.
The purpose of the Fire and Safety Advisory Board, shall be to serve in a consultative capacity to the Dutchess County Legislature, the Standing Committees of the Legislature, and the principal heads of the County Departments, Commissions, and Agencies, in matters pertaining to the suppression, prevention, and relief from the ravage of fire and other disasters which may be the obligation of the Fire Service of the County.
The board meets bimonthly, third Monday starting in January at 7:30 p.m..
Encourages the preservation and development of fish and wildlife resources on privately-owned lands and waters, and to improve public recreational access to these resources. This Board meets March, June, September, and December on the third Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
The Dutchess County Board of Health, in consultation with the Commissioner, prepare recommendations for meeting the public health needs of Dutchess County. For further information and meeting dates, please visit the Department of Behavioral & Community Health.
The Hudson Valley Regional Council (HVRC) was established in 1977 as an organization of county governments comprising Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties. It’s one of 650 such councils in the United States that in addition to providing a regional perspective, offer planning, education & outreach, and advocacy for the communities they serve. This council meets as necessary, there is no set date or time. For further information, please visit the Hudson Valley Regional Council.
The Commission on Human Rights seeks to foster mutual respect and understanding among all racial, religious, nationality, and other groups in the County. This commission meets as necessary. For further information, please visit the Commission on Human Rights.
Dutchess County Industrial Development Agency (DCIDA) is a public-benefit corporation created by state law in 1976 to promote economic development and job creation in Dutchess County. For further information and meeting dates, please visit https://thinkdutchess.com/ida/.
Dutchess County Local Development Corporation (DCLDC) is a not-for-profit corporation created by Dutchess County Government under the New York Not-For-Profit Corporation Law 2010 to promote economic development and job creation in Dutchess County. For further information and meeting dates, please visit https://thinkdutchess.com/ldc/.
The Dutchess County Mental Hygiene Board created under New York State Mental Hygiene Law is an advisory group that works in conjunction with the Commissioner of Mental Hygiene to develop annual, intermediate, and long-range plans for mental hygiene services in Dutchess County. Board members also represent and work to ensure mental hygiene needs are being met. For further information and meeting dates, please visit the Department of Behavioral & Community Health.
The Dutchess County Planning Board advises the Commissioner of Planning and provides recommendations regarding metropolitan, regional, county, or municipal planning issues. For further information and meeting dates, please visit the Dutchess County Planning Board.
The Resource Recovery Agency is a public benefit corporation created by the New York State Legislature for the purpose of providing solid waste management services for Dutchess County. For further information and meeting dates, please visit the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency.
A Soil and Water Conservation District focuses on natural resource problems and solutions. The District provides technical assistance as well as education on soil, water, and related natural resources. In addition, the District assists other environmental organizations in the expansion of public service. For further information and meeting dates, please visit the Dutchess County Soil and Water Conservation District.
The Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program’s mission is to deter drunk/drugged driving through enhanced enforcement, prosecution, rehabilitation, and education services. This program meets on the second Tuesday during the months of January, May, June, September, and December at 3:30 pm. For further information, please visit STOP-DWI.
The mission of the Tick Task Force is to develop long-term goals and make recommendations to the Legislature in the efforts of understanding and safely controlling ticks and reducing Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases. The Tick Task Force meets March, April, May, August, September, and October at 4 p.m. For further information please visit https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/County-Legislature/Tick-Task-Force.htm.
The Veterans Affairs Committee has the duty to make recommendations and advise the County Executive through the Director of Veterans Services, on issues of concern to Dutchess County veterans, and that in addition to advising the Legislature prior to taking any action which may affect veterans in accordance with their original charge, to also inform and advise the Dutchess County Legislature on any potential legislative matters of interest to veterans. This committee meets as necessary, with no set date or time.
The mission of the Water and Wastewater Authority is to protect and enhance the health, environmental sustainability, and economic stability of Dutchess County and its residents through the provision of clean drinking water and proper treatment of wastewater, acting at all times with a commitment to accountability and transparency. For further information and meeting dates, please visit Water and Wastewater Authority