POUGHKEEPSIE – The Dutchess County Legislature opened its 2018-2019 term with a bipartisan vote electing Legislator Gregg Pulver (R, C, I – North East, Stanford, Pine Plains, Milan) as its Chairman.
Having served two-terms in the Legislature, Chairman Pulver has spent time developing close relationships with his colleagues and as a relatively new member to the Legislative body brings a fresh perspective to its leadership.
“As Chairman, I vow to work with all legislators to facilitate progress for Dutchess County,” said Chairman Gregg Pulver. “In order to have a productive term I believe that open lines of communication and transparency will foster an environment that allows candid conversations and open-mindedness to each issue. I thank my fellow legislators for placing their trust in me and look forward to making Dutchess County a better place.”
Under his leadership, Chairman Pulver will ensure the County continues to spend tax dollars wisely, deliver services efficiently, address the opioid and mental health crises, and provide senior citizen programs. He will look to his colleagues, regardless of party, to collaboratively tackle difficult issues.
Chairman Pulver pointed to his past experience as Supervisor of the Town of Pine Plains as evidence of his commitment to bipartisanship and delivering results. During his tenure as Supervisor he ushered in Pine Plains’ first Zoning Ordinance. Although initially hesitant, through an open dialogue town residents understood the value of its creation and respected the process.
At one time, Dutchess County’s Legislature was comprised entirely of farmers. As the Legislature’s only farmer, Chairman Pulver follows the footsteps of Dutchess County’s storied history. Additionally, his experience includes: serving on the Pine Plains Central School’s Board of Education, member of Sharon Hospital’s Board of Trustees, lifetime member of the Pine Plains Fire Department and Director of the Pine Plains Lions Club. His diverse resume will ensure that each area of Dutchess County’s increasingly diverse population and economy will receive detailed attention.