Newsletter: April 20, 2022


MAY 17, 2022 – School Board
School Board members make decisions that influence
 how money is distributed in schools and how our children are educated
These positions can have a huge impact on the education of children
as well as provide an entry point for local citizens
who want to contribute to their community
and to the greater good

Board positions can also attract people who want to gain a foothold
in order to advance dangerous views

Everyone should vote when school board elections take place!

We are sharing information about two candidates
for the Rhinebeck School Board
whose missions align with ours at Hudson Valley Strong

If you would like us to introduce school board candidates to our readers from your communities
email relevant information to us
Check your local school district website
and inquire about absentee ballots if needed
Pay attention to deadlines!
Juliet Gorman
and Mary-Kay Lombino
Candidates for Rhinebeck School Board

Juliet Gorman
Juliet moved to Clinton Corners in 2020 and has one child in the Rhinebeck School District
and one who will be entering in September.  She is an organizational development consultant with a background in journalism and  communications. She has been a union shop steward, a workplace mediator and and an advisor to congressional staff.  She is “passionate about public school, neighborliness and bringing people to the table”
and believes her professional background can be an asset to serving on the board
Read more about Juliet HERE
Read her answers to the standard questions to school board candidates HERE

Mary-Kay Lombino
Mary-Kay has lived in Rhinebeck Village for 15 years with her husband and her son who has attended Rhinebeck schools since kindergarten and is currently a tenth-grader at Rhinebeck High School. She is an arts and culture professional with experience in strategic planning, managing budgets, and allocating funds in a mission-driven educational organization and has worked as a leader in the non-profit education field for 25 years
Read more about Mary-Kay HERE
Read her answers to the standard questions to school board candidates HERE
School Board on May 17
State and Federal primaries on June 28th
General election on Nov. 8

Hudson Valley Strong News
Coming Soon:
The HVS Rhinebeck Market Table Returns May 1, 15 and 29th.
We will be receiving market dates on a month by month basis.
See you at the Market!!
Stop by to sign up to volunteer to support candidates, register to vote,
change your voter registration from NYC to the Hudson Valley or just to say hello!

The Launch of the Welcome Wagon Project

We will welcome Democrats just moving to the Hudson Valley
and educate them about the Democratic candidates and their campaigns
and ways the newcomers can get involved

For more information:  Email us HERE

More exciting news coming soon….stay tuned
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Hudson Valley Strong is an Indivisible-aligned group in New York State’s 19th Congressional District.  HVS seeks to create a more just society through our democratic values and grassroots engagement. We are a volunteer group with members throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region.  Visit us on Facebook.