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Councilman Matt McNamara (8th Ward) to Join Shade Tree Commission

Councilman Matt McNamara

Councilman McNamara, well known for his strong advocacy for our City parks, will join the Shade Tree Commission as its liaison with the Common Council.

Virginia Hancock, Chairwoman of the Commission said, “Matt will be a great addition to the Shade Tree Commission. There is a new sense of excitement as the Administration is making great strides in elevating the city-wide discussion about our trees. We’re finally seeing the type of action we’ve needed for years.”

Councilman McNamara said, “The Common Council is the appropriating body with budget oversight. I’m looking forward to my new role of keeping the Council fully informed and engaged when it comes to our trees, so that we can continue to fund this important work”

The City of Poughkeepsie is the longest continually recognized “Tree City” in the State of New York. “Tree City USA” is a program of the Arbor Day Foundation, for more information see: