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Progress 4 Peekskill will bring bold, creative, and courageous leadership to our city at a pivotal moment. Our platform is being created with input from dozens of residents and community advocates representing different priorities, perspectives, and needs. Our campaign is centered on Housing Justice, Equitable Growth and Open Government and our priority will be finding ways to ensure that all residents benefit from our city’s growth and popularity.

We will institute policies to protect existing affordable housing and increase the availability of quality, genuinely affordable and workforce/middle-class housing. We’ll prioritize the environment in order to protect and preserve the incredible natural beauty surrounding our city. And, we commit to ensuring an open, accessible and responsive government, and to working in a just, equitable and unbiased manner for all residents of our great city. We will be releasing lots of policy ideas and proposals in the coming weeks, so please join our email list and connect with us on social media.

MEET THE SLATE

DEMOCRAT FOR PEEKSKILL MAYOR

CONOR GREENE

Conor Greene has spent two decades improving communities and serving the public through his professional and volunteer work. He is co-founder and chairman of Peekskill Walks, a resident-led nonprofit advocating for safer, more accessible streets. In that role, he led the successful proposal to convert Esther Street into a new public space downtown, hosted events to bring residents together, and called on the city and county to improve safety along Washington Street, Hudson Avenue and other dangerous streets around Peekskill. He is also a founding member of the Peekskill Equitable Housing Coalition, which is fighting for housing rights and tenant protections.

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VANESSA AGUDELO

Vanessa Agudelo is a proud first-generation Colombian-American, lifelong Peekskill resident and an organizer in the Hudson Valley passionate about empowering people to engage their elected leaders and foster systemic change from the bottom up. She joined the fight against the Spectra natural gas pipeline expansion and later became appointed to the Peekskill Conservation Advisory Council. She is currently a member of the Peekskill Common Council after voters made her the youngest person to ever be elected in the City in 2017. 

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AMY PERLOW

Amy Perlow is a Hudson Valley native, and Peekskill resident since 2013. She has spent her career actively supporting the fight for school equity, working alongside nonprofits and public schools to increase the percentage of Black, Latinx, and low-income students who graduate prepared for the future. Locally, she is an active member of Peekskill’s NAACP branch and chair of the PNAACP education committee, partnering with other advocates to push for equitable policies and fair funding. Amy is also a founding member of the Peekskill Equitable Housing Coalition, a group committed to halting the gentrification of Peekskill by ensuring the city’s housing policies and agreements are in the best interest of current residents. 

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AMY VELE

Amy Vele currently serves as a Legislative Aide for Westchester County Legislator Colin Smith and served as Campaign Manager for the Democratic Party in 2019. A lifelong resident of Peekskill, Amy graduated from the University at Albany in 2018 with a Bachelors in Political Science and Journalism. Upon returning to Peekskill, she worked with New Era Creative Space and started organizing and working with other community leaders/organizations. 

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BOLD VISION & BIG IDEAS