Nelson to present State of the City address

POUGHKEEPSIE – Mayor Marc Nelson will deliver his State of the City address at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at The Academy, located at 33 Academy Street in the city.  This is Nelson’s first State of the City address after becoming mayor on January 1, 2023.  The public is invited to attend and those who are doing so can RSVP at the link below.

In his State of the City address, Mayor Nelson will provide updates on key initiatives, including reviewing the city’s progress toward fiscal solvency.

“We are continuing to build on the progress made over the last few years,” said Mayor Nelson. “Poughkeepsie’s potential has long been understood, but now we are seeing the realization through an economic resurgence and development. This is a dynamic period for our culturally rich and diverse city, and capitalizing on our assets, working with our business community, partnering with our nonprofit organizations and encouraging smart growth will be among our focuses this year.”

Nelson previously served as the city’s Finance Commissioner and as tax collector for the City of Hartford, CT. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University at Albany and a master’s degree in public administration from Marist College.

Attendees are asked to RSVP by Friday, March 24, 2023, to Allyson Smith at

The State of the City address also will be made available for replay on the city’s website,