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Public Notice Requesting Letters of Interest to Serve on the Dutchess County Legislature to Fill the Vacancy Left Within the 10th Legislative District.

For Immediate Release

PUBLIC NOTICE REQUESTING LETTERS OF INTEREST TO SERVE ON THE DUTCHESS COUNTY LEGISLATURE TO FILL THE VACANCY LEFT WITHIN THE 10th LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT.

The City of Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County has suffered an immeasurable loss with the passing of Dutchess County Legislator Barbara Jeter-Jackson. Through her work on the Poughkeepsie School Board, the Poughkeepsie Common Council, the Dutchess County Legislature, and throughout the community, Barbara Jeter-Jackson offered decades of selfless, exemplary, and upstanding service toward the betterment of our entire community. She embodied the work. My love and thoughts to her family, friends, and our entire community. 

As of Tuesday, May 26, 2020, I am in receipt of a letter from the Dutchess County Clerk regarding the vacancy left by Barbara’s passing, a seat that represents District 10 of the Dutchess County Legislature. The procedure to fill such a vacancy is established by the Dutchess County Charter and the Dutchess County Administrative Code. According to Section 2.04 of the Dutchess County Administrative Code, the Common Council of the City of Poughkeepsie shall convene to select an interim successor within 20 days of the receipt of notification of the vacancy from the Dutchess County Clerk. In accordance with Section 2.13 of the Dutchess County Charter, the vacancy is filled by a majority vote of the whole City Council. 

If you are interested in serving on the Dutchess County Legislature and you reside within the bounds of Dutchess County Legislative District 10*, please send your resume and a letter of interest to [email protected] by Friday, June 5, 2020. You will be advised via email if an interview is required. Thank you for your interest. 

*District 10, City of Poughkeepsie: 

Commences at the northern intersection of the City of Poughkeepsie/Town of Poughkeepsie border and the Hudson River. South along the Hudson River to the Mid Hudson Bridge/US Route 44. East on US Route 44/Church Street to Gerald Street. North along Gerald Street to Rinalili Blvd. North along Rinaldi Blvd. to Main Street East on Main Street to South Cheny Street. South along South Cheny Street to US Rt. 44 (Church Street). East along US Rt. 44 (Church Street) to Main Street. West along Main Street to Jewett Avenue. North along Jewett Avenue to Maple Street. West along Maple Street to Pershing Avenue, North along Pershing Avenue to Mansion Street. East along Mansion Street to West Arnold Road. North along West Arnold Road to Arnold Road. South along Arnold Road to the City of Poughkeepsie/Town of Poughkeepsie borders. North, then west along the City of Poughkeepsie/Town of Poughkeepsie borders to the point of origin. 

Population of District 10 is: 11,647 

Legislative District 10 Map can be found here.

For more information please contact:

Sarah Salem, Chairperson
Common Councilmember At-Large
City of Poughkeepsie
[email protected]
845-235-4760