News Flash

Featured News

Posted on: December 20, 2023

Knapp to Serve As Interim City Administrator in 2024

Ron Knapp website third try

Mayor-elect Yvonne Flowers announced today she will appoint veteran city employee Ron Knapp to serve as interim city administrator beginning in 2024 when she takes office.

Knapp, who has served as the city’s Police Chief and has been working as both an assistant to the mayor’s and city administrator’s offices, was the acting city administrator twice before, most recently under former Mayor Rob Rolison in 2016. 

Knapp is a longtime city resident and has been employed by the city for more than 49 years. Most recently, he has been instrumental in the city’s anti-blight initiative that has tracked properties, bolstered code enforcement, secured state funding and has helped reduce the number of vacant properties in the city from more than 600 in 2016 to approximately 150 today.

“Ron has considerable experience to help with what has been a seamless transition from Mayor Marc Nelson’s administration to my pending administration,” said Flowers. “Ron has faithfully served the city for decades, and there is no one better to handle this task as my administration gets started.”

Knapp said, “I am honored to be asked to serve in this capacity as Yvonne Flowers begins her role as mayor of our city. I have always been impressed with how she handled matters as a Common Council member, and the city will continue to be in good hands as a new year, and new era, dawns in 2024.” 

Flowers said when she assumes office next year, she will launch a national search to find a permanent city administrator. 

 

 

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Featured News

snow plow vertical photo for website this one

Mayor Flowers Declares Snow Emergency

Posted on: January 5, 2024
Poughkeepsie seal

City Extends Its 2024 CDBG Application

Posted on: January 8, 2024
snow plow vertical photo for website this one

City Prepares for Snowstorm

Posted on: January 5, 2024
Yvoone Flowers 2023 for website this one

Flowers To Be Sworn In As Mayor on Jan. 2

Posted on: December 14, 2023
Poughkeepsie seal

Mayor Releases Preliminary 2024 Budget

Posted on: October 16, 2023
Ice House website New Version

City Seeks Ice House Operator at Waryas

Posted on: October 10, 2023
Grand Avenue for website

City Sets Meeting on S. Grand Ave. Project

Posted on: September 26, 2023
Kaal Rock Website this one really

City Holds Meeting on Kaal Rock Park Plan

Posted on: September 6, 2023
PK4Keeps Vertical This One really

City Sets Meeting on Draft Zoning Code

Posted on: September 20, 2023
Poughkeepsie seal

City Secures Grant for Fire Equipment

Posted on: August 15, 2023
Poughkeepsie seal

City Nets Positive Credit Ratings

Posted on: June 1, 2023
Malcolm X photo website this one

City Renovates Malcolm X Park

Posted on: June 2, 2023
fireworks

City Sets July 4th Fireworks Event

Posted on: June 13, 2023
Website this one

Main Street Gets Spruce Up Project

Posted on: April 21, 2023
Poughkeepsie seal

City Announces Youth Grant Awards

Posted on: April 11, 2023
Marc State of the City this one

Mayor Delivers State of City Address

Posted on: March 30, 2023
Poughkeepsie seal

City Sets Preliminary Paving Schedule

Posted on: March 20, 2023
Marc Nelson website this one really

Mayor to Deliver Address on March 29

Posted on: March 2, 2023
Poughkeepsie seal

City releases 2023 CDBG Grant Application

Posted on: February 14, 2023
Poughkeepsie seal

City Approves Updates to LWRP

Posted on: January 23, 2023
Poughkeepsie seal

Council Members Participate in Training

Posted on: January 23, 2023
Nelson website

Nelson Sworn in as Mayor of City

Posted on: January 4, 2023
Poughkeepsie seal

Public Input Sought on LWRP Draft

Posted on: December 15, 2022
Poughkeepsie seal

Nelson Selects Transition Team

Posted on: December 7, 2022
Vinnie Parise this one

Parise Named Deputy Fire Chief

Posted on: December 6, 2022
Nelson and Rolison for website

Nelson to Become Mayor in 2023

Posted on: November 21, 2022
Celebreation of Lights Photo for the Web

Celebration of Lights Delights Crowd

Posted on: November 10, 2022
Garbage cans for website

Trash Receptacles Program Expands

Posted on: November 30, 2022
Youth Director Web Photo

City Names First Youth Services Director

Posted on: October 31, 2022
Poughkeepsie seal

Mayor Releases Preliminary 2023 Budget

Posted on: October 17, 2022
photo for website

Soccer Mini Pitches Open at Pulaski Park

Posted on: October 11, 2022
PK4Keeps Vertical This One really

City Approves Comprehensive Plan

Posted on: September 7, 2022
Macolmn for Website this one

Malcolm X Park Upgrades to Start

Posted on: September 7, 2022
Latino Outreach Event

Latino Outreach Event Set For October 6

Posted on: September 26, 2022
9-11 2022 web

City Holds 9/11 Memorial Service

Posted on: September 9, 2022
L. Julee Molina Photo website this one

Bilingual Outreach Person Hired

Posted on: August 4, 2022
PK4Keeps Vertical This One really

Fourth Open House Set for 'PK4Keeps'

Posted on: August 11, 2022
fireworks

City to Host Fireworks on July 4th

Posted on: June 23, 2022
City of Poughkeepsie housing rainbow photo

City Releases Housing Needs Assessment

Posted on: February 28, 2022
photo x

Mayor Names Franco as New Fire Chief

Posted on: July 18, 2022
Poughkeepsie placeholder

Website Personalization Now Available!

Posted on: September 21, 2021
Rushing water

Create an Account

Posted on: September 21, 2021