People, Places, Pets Photo Contest

The City of Poughkeepsie wants to see your photos and hear your stories! We want to hear about a person, place or pet you know in the City of Poughkeepsie that helps to make the City a better place to live. Submit your best photo and tell us your story in 500 words or less. Finalists from each category, People, Places, or Pets, will have their photos and stories displayed at the next PKGO Getters event on November 6th at the Trolley Barn. Submission deadline is October 31st.

Stay tuned to see whose photos were chosen as the winners!

Poughkeepsie's Going Places

In late 2017, the City of Poughkeepsie surveyed the public and asked a question about how they felt about the future. Thanks to a large number of responses we had a clear answer: Poughkeepsie’s people felt strongly that the City’s best days are yet to come!

A group of caring and creative citizens was convened by Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison and Think Dutchess Alliance for Business. Working together, we visualized a bright new day for Poughkeepsie. We captured this spirit in a new brand that does not replace the traditional City seal but which stands with it as a City identity, and a call to action. Without further ado we introduce you to:


Showing Off Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: A Postindustrial City Ready for Its Revival

This Hudson River city, where manufacturing once thrived, is eager to join the upstate boom. And housing prices are slowly creeping up.

Rewriting Poughkeepsie's Story

Here are our first PKGO stories. We’ll be adding new ones all the time. To share your story, check out our stories page for the guidelines and submission form.