On Sunday, October 13th Newburghers were invited to attend a Newburgh Community Conversation at the Newburgh Armory. The event was spearheaded by Arianna Koudounas, native Newburgher with a family history in the city for the past 91 years! She is now studying Urban Planning at Georgetown. She won the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands scholarship this year, and true to her love for her hometown Arianna wanted to facilitate a community dialogue with the simple goal of discussing what makes Newburgh so special, what keeps us here or coming back regularly, and what can be done to maximize the good and rectify the bad or unfortunate. They discussed:
- Community events
- Community Improvement/Betterment
- Faith based groups
- Arts and culture
- What’s missing in Newburgh and opportunities
The next step is honing in on an objective: communications, marketing and centralizing information.
A new generation is creating a new way of thinking of Newburgh. It is truly great to see. If you would be interested in participating in the next event, stay tuned for the announcement in the next couple of weeks.