Public Arts Commission

  1. Website launched to give updates on Youth Opportunity Union

    Dutchess County recently unveiled a new website that provides residents with updates about the forthcoming “Youth Opportunity Union” at former YMCA site in the City of Poughkeepsie. Keep on the latest about this project at this website, Read on...
  2. Mayor Announces Major Funding Commitment to Parks

    Mayor Rolison today announced a $4 million commitment in investments to the city’s parks, Read on...
  3. City of Poughkeepsie to Return to Virtual Public Meetings

    Effective September 16, the City of Poughkeepsie will be holding virtual public meetings in order to continue government business while keeping the community safe. Read on...
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Poughkeepsie Public Arts CommissionMeetings


  • Jeff Aman, Chair
  • Azia Brown, Vice Chair
  • Art Jones, Secretary
  • Liz Dahmen
  • Victoria Horner
  • Tim McQueen
  • Tom Pacio

Past Members

  • Matt Andrews
  • Brian Doyle
  • Thomas Lawrence
  • Paul Tesoro
  • Matthew McNamara
  • Ovid Reichelt
  • Sarah Wilson


The City of Poughkeepsie Public Arts Commission's duty is to expand community awareness and advocate for the role and value of arts and culture in civic life. Taking into account the unique assets of the City of Poughkeepsie along with the successes and achievements of related revitalization efforts in other cities around the country; the commission will work to strengthen the local economy by gaining a greater regional and national recognition, advancing the City as an "arts destination" and engage public art as a major attraction for artists, cultural tourism and economic development. The Commission is to advise the City on issues relating to the arts; including the development, implementation, evaluation, and potential modification of the City's art and culture policies, legislation, programs and services with an aim of fostering a wide range of arts and cultural offerings that engage a diverse public audience in the City of Poughkeepsie.