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Chatham looking for volunteers to serve on advisory panel

Apr 04, 2022 12:47 am

Natasha Vaughn-Holdridge is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media that Chatham town officials are looking for volunteers to serve on its newly formed Grant Acquisition Advisory Committee. The committee will work to secure funding for capital projects and purchases. Chatham Town Supervisor Donal Collins said, “It’s an advisory committee we’re setting up to staff with volunteer residents to work on chronicling our grant applications and pursuing future grant applications.” The committee will have anywhere from five to nine members and should be able to start meeting in a few weeks, Collins said. He said there is a good deal of federal and state funding now available and the town is hoping to capture some of that for the municipality. The new committee will look at outside funding streams for improvements to town buildings, roads, services, parklands, equipment, and residential broadband. Committee meetings will be held monthly. Information is available by emailing Chatham [at] chathamnewyork [dot] us. “We’re just trying to expand our possibilities, funding with outside sources and revenue streams and get the public involved. I think those are the most important things about this committee,” Collins said. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.

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