Roster of PCC Proposals

On July 27 and August 20, Philipstown residents gathered for the Philipstown Community Congress. 

Please read Philipstown residents' ideas for moving our community forward.



Next Public Forum

Sunday, September 24, 2017

             North Highlands Fire Dept.                504 Fishkill Rd., Cold Spring

        * Childcare available *                Please RSVP to


The United States Constitution proclaims that our government is "we the people," but most citizens lack a real voice in the decisions that affect their communities and lives.

Philipstown neighbors have joined together to organize the Philipstown Community Congress (PCC), a series of public forums to help guide the future direction of the community.  The group’s focus is the development of broad citizen engagement to develop proposals to present to elected officials, community decision-makers and members of the public for action.  

Each forum is open to any Philipstown resident and provides participants an opportunity to address the question, “what do you think should be our top priorities to preserve and promote a strong community.”  The Community Congress is unaffiliated with any political party; any agenda will arise from the consensus of participants.

Here's how the forums work:

- Philipstown residents submit their name, village/town of residence, and a 100-word summary of their actionable priority in order to speak at the forum in front of the community audience. Fill out the form below or email your proposal to

- At the forum, speakers have 3 minutes (strictly enforced!) to make their case for their actionable priority. 

- Can't make the forums? Submit the same personal information and summary of your priority via email and your voice will still be heard!

Share Your Idea!

Email your idea or proposal to preserve and promote a stronger Philipstown. 

Name *
Please include a 100-word summary of your idea and let us know if you plan to present it publicly at our next forum.