Have you ever wondered who you should contact when you have a question about your local government or want to get more involved in its issues?
Who do I call if there are potholes on my route? How do I stand for election?
These questions will be answered in a series called Civics Teach-In 2022, a series hosted by the Woodstock Democratic Committee for six consecutive Thursday nights beginning March 31 for voters informed about local, state and federal government.
Speakers will include County Executive Pat Ryan, County Comptroller March Gallagher, State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, State Senator Michelle Hinchey, County Legislative Majority Leader Ulster Jonathan Heppner, Woodstock Supervisor Bill McKenna, Councilor Laura Ricci, Clerk Jackie Earley and many more.
The six-part series aims to educate voters, regardless of political affiliation, about the government and its leaders.
Q&As will follow and video of the sessions will be available on YouTube and other platforms.
The 90-minute sessions are held Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Mescal Hornbeck Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock. The schedule is as follows:
March 31: Town of Woodstock
Supervisor Bill McKenna
City Clerk Jackie Earley / Staff
Councilor Laura Ricci
April 7: Town of Woodstock/Onteora
Fire Chief Kevin Peters
Superintendent of Roads Scott Bonestell
Library Board Chairman, Jeff Collins
School Board Chairman Kevin Salem
April 14: Ulster County
County Executive Pat Ryan
Legislative Majority Leader Jonathan Heppner
April 21: Ulster County
Office of Sheriff Lt. Chad Storey
Ashley Dittus, Board of Elections Commissioner
Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack
April 28: New York State/Ulster County
MP Kevin Cahill
March Gallagher, Ulster County Comptroller
May 5: United States, federal and state
State Senator Hinchey
Meg Glander, representative of US Senator Charles Schumer
U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (TBD)