Peekskill Community Congress

Finding shared priorities for community action.

PkCC in the News

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The Journal News/lohud.com covers the results of the PkCC vote.

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The Mid Hudson News covers the results of the PkCC vote.

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The Journal News/lohud.com covers the ballots being mailed to every Peekskill home.

Click above to watch a short video of the 2nd public forum of the 2018-2019 PkCC.

Click above to watch a short video of the 2nd public forum of the 2018-2019 PkCC.

Read this coverage by The Journal News/lohud.com:

Read coverage of the final public forum of the 2018-2019 PkCC.

Read coverage of the final public forum of the 2018-2019 PkCC.

Read this coverage by the Northern Westchester Examiner:

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The Peekskill Herald 2.0 says “Democracy at its best” in PkCC public forums.

The first public forum of the 2018-2019 PkCC at United Methodist Church of Peekskill.

The first public forum of the 2018-2019 PkCC at United Methodist Church of Peekskill.

Watch this recording of the first public forum.

The second public forum of the 2018-2019 PkCC at Peekskill Brewery.

The second public forum of the 2018-2019 PkCC at Peekskill Brewery.

Watch this recording of the second public forum.

The final public forum of the 2018-2019 PkCC at Peekskill Middle School.

The final public forum of the 2018-2019 PkCC at Peekskill Middle School.

Watch this recording of the final public forum.

Jason Angell sits down to discuss the PkCC with Peekskill United.

Jason Angell sits down to discuss the PkCC with Peekskill United.

Watch this recording of an interview with Peekskill United.




Jason Angell sits down to discuss the PkCC with Deb Milone.

Jason Angell sits down to discuss the PkCC with Deb Milone.

Watch this recording of an interview with the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.




And here’s what people were saying about the last Community Congress in the Town of Philipstown:

Civic Engagement is Imperative for a Thriving Democracy , November 13, 2017

Civic Engagement is Imperative for a Thriving Democracy, November 13, 2017

The Best Ideas Around , October 12, 2017

The Best Ideas Around, October 12, 2017

Community Congress Surfaces Ideas to Make Philipstown Better, August 2, 2017     Drinking Water - Why Do We Ignore It Until There’s a Crisis? , October 4, 2017

Community Congress Surfaces Ideas to Make Philipstown Better, August 2, 2017



Drinking Water - Why Do We Ignore It Until There’s a Crisis?, October 4, 2017

I think it is critical for people to get engaged with their local government. The Community Congress model is a tool to bring people together to discuss issues of significance that are not only local but global. Citizen action is needed on so many important initiatives and the Community Congress can provide another conduit for local leaders to open the dialogue that ultimately leads to positive outcomes.
— Richard Shea, Supervisor, Town of Philipstown
The Philipstown Community Congress (PCC) occurred at a time when we were embarking on a major initiative to connect more people to land conservation by focusing on the benefits to water supplies. The PCC proved valuable in energizing the Clean Water Initiative though the recruitment of volunteers and press coverage that we would not have achieved otherwise. Now we are in a great position to garner both municipal support and grant funding to move this initiative forward.
— Michelle D. Smith, Executive Director, Hudson Highlands Land Trust



Read the final report from the 2017 Town of Philipstown Community Congress process.