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:



    From our research we discovered that people saw Poughkeepsie as historic but also modern. The new PKGO imagery emerged out of the classic beehive icon that symbolizes Poughkeepsie, but delivered in a way that is different and has lots of energy.

    The Go means that Poughkeepsie is going places. New buildings are appearing, new businesses are moving here, and new stories are going to be told about the great Poughkeepsie revitalization. We want to hear yours!


    The City of Poughkeepsie has a website (cityofpoughkeepsie.com) that is excellent for learning about Poughkeepsie Government. This website showcases what it’s like to work, live and play here. This is intended to be a fascinating exploration of our City and our time. Tell us your story of how you experience living in Poughkeepsie and positive changes you see, and would like to see.

    Rewriting Poughkeepsie's Story

    Here are our first PKGO stories. We’ll be adding new ones all the time. If your story is chosen, we’ll notify you before it is published, which is why we need your name and other information so we can contact you.

    Poughkeepsie Go, What's your story?

    Tell us your story in 750 words or less and submit it along with an appropriate photo by filling out the form below.
    Can people from outside the City of Poughkeepsie submit a story? Yes, but it must be about Poughkeepsie to qualify. Does it have to be all good news? We are looking for the good news stories about Poughkeepsie but not every story starts happily, we are hoping for happy endings though!