The Dutchess County Independent Reapportionment Commission is responsible for drawing legislative districts following every decennial census. This process is designed to be detached from Legislative authority or influence. Members of the Commission must act to ensure equal and fair representation to the persons of Dutchess County. In order to earn public trust this process is conducted in a non-partisan manner. Following all federal, state, and local requirements a redistricting plan will be created which will be provided to the public with ample notice to review and submit comments before final approval by the Commission.
There will be a meeting of the Dutchess County Independent Reapportionment Commission on Thursday, June 24, 2021 starting at 5 PM.
The public is invited to attend via video conference or by phone.
All public comments must be submitted in writing - see webpage comment form
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There will be two speakers who will give a presentation and answer questions regarding the redistricting/reapportionment process: Dr. Gerald Benjamin and Joshua Simons of the SUNY New Paltz Benjamin Center will be the presenters:
Benjamin Center Emeritus Founding Director
Gerald Benjamin joined the New Paltz faculty as an assistant professor of political science in 1968 and achieved the university's highest rank in 2002 when he was appointed as a distinguished professor by the SUNY Board of Trustees. He served as chair of the Department of Political Science, presiding officer of the faculty, and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from 1996-2008.
Senior Research Associate
Joshua Simons specializes in geographic information systems (GIS), redistricting, shared service analysis, and data visualization. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from SUNY New Paltz, magna cum laude (2008), and a Master of Public Administration degree from Marist College (2016), and is a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society. His recent projects include the creation of charts and diagrams for the Orange County Citizen’s Foundation 2015 Report Card, the creation of an online interactive map and web site to display information about vacant properties in the City of Newburgh, and he is currently working on the creation of an online interactive map for The Greater Walkway Experience and is a consultant for the City of Poughkeepsie Charter Reform Commission.