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Dutchess County Legislators to Hold Public Forums

Published: 5/18/2010

For Release: May 18, 2010
Contact: Michael A. Ellison (845) 486-2103

Rolison, Legislators seek to bring county government closer to the people it serves

Chairman Robert Rolison (R-Poughkeepsie) today announced a series of public forums that are part of the ongoing “Dutchess County Government Brought to You” initiative. These forums will be held in each corner of the county giving people the opportunity to learn more about county government as well as voice their questions and concerns directly to their county representatives.

“As Chairman of the Dutchess County Legislature, I feel it is my responsibility to use my position to foster as much citizen participation into the development of county policy as possible. These forums will provide an opportunity for residents who wish to learn more about county government or want to make their thoughts, concerns and ideas heard to do so. Your elected officials cannot make decisions in a vacuum, they need your help to do what is best for you, your family, and your neighbors during these difficult economic times,” said Rolison.

Five public forums have been scheduled at this time for the months of May and June.

Locust Grove Visitors’ Center
2683 South Road, Poughkeepsie 12601
Hosted by Legislator Kenneth Roman
Tuesday, May 25 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Red Hook Town Hall
7340 South Broadway, Red Hook 12571
Hosted by Legislator Benjamin Traudt
Wednesday, June 2 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Pawling Town Hall
160 Charles Coleman Boulevard, Pawling 12564
Hosted by Legislator John Thomes
Wednesday, June 9 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Amenia Town Hall
36B Mechanic Street, Amenia 12501
Hosted by Legislator Michael Kelsey
Thursday, June 17 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Howland Library
313 Main Street, Beacon 12508
Hosted by Legislator John Forman
Thursday, June 24 6:00 to 7:30 pm

For more information, please contact the Dutchess County Legislature at (845) 486-2100 or via email at