POUGHKEEPSIE – The City of Poughkeepsie is moving several public meetings from City Hall to nearby Changepoint Church to accommodate a movie production, which is reimbursing the city for all expenses.
“The movie industry is doing quite well throughout the Hudson Valley, including in the City of Poughkeepsie,” said Mayor Rob Rolison. “We are pleased to be able to foster these efforts that give the city recognition and generate economic activity in our area.”
The Mayor pointed out that the burgeoning movie industry is now generating millions of dollars each year for the mid-Hudson Valley’s economy.
Rolison also thanked Changepoint’s leaders, pointing out that the city held the State of the City address there in 2019 and have done Facebook live events at Changepoint with Poughkeepsie City School District Superintendent Eric Rosser as part of the Children’s Cabinet collaboration.
“Changepoint has ample space and state-of-the-art equipment, enabling us to accommodate our boards and the public, while also affording us the opportunity to continue streaming the live meetings to our webcasting portal, something that our residents have come to expect,” the Mayor said.