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Local Economies Project

Brooke Pickering-Cole, Associate Director, Community Relations


Brooke is a former town supervisor (Marbletown, New York) and long-time town board member.  With over fifteen years of combined experience in community development and local government, her expertise includes strategic planning, public relations, grant funding and project management. Initiatives spearheaded by Brooke during her tenure as a town official include major grant funded projects for the O&W Rail Trail, Marbletown’s Sustainable Economic Development plan for the Hamlets, and the Town’s Farmland Protection Plan.

She has also served as board and committee member of various not-for-profit organizations including the Marbletown Community Development Committee, the Rondout Valley Business Association, Woodland Pond at New Paltz, and the High Meadow School.  Brooke is a graduate of Oberlin College.  She lives with her husband and family in Stone Ridge, NY.

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