Poughkeepsie city administrator to become mayor in January

Poughkeepsie City Hall

POUGHKEEPSIE – When Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison leaves his post in January following his election to the State Senate, City Administrator Marc Nelson will take over as a


Rolison said since the two have worked so closely together, the transition will be seamless.

“I couldn’t think of a better person. He and I have worked so well together. He is perfectly set to be a mayor and that will go on for the next year after I take office in Albany, Marc will become mayor here in the City of Poughkeepsie,” Rolison said.

The city charter stipulates that when a mayor vacates that position, the city administrator is the next in line to assume the duties.

Looking forward, Nelson may consider running for the top job in the next election.

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