Legislator District 14

All for one and one for all – United we stand, divided we fall

Upcoming Event:  Mid-Hudson Islamic Association and Muslim Community in partnership with Civic and Community Organization invite you to attend an event to deliver a message of peace, solidarity, religious tolerance and kindness for all.

Sunday, March 26, 2017
2pm – 5pm
Fishkill Recreation 793 Route 52, Fishkill, NY 12524
RSVP to Seema Rizvi, MD at seema.rizvi1682@gmail.com

Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council Meeting

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Transportation Interest:  The Poughkeepsie-Dutchess County Transportation Council (PDCTC) will meet on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home, 4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538. The Transportation Council will act on the Draft State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2016-2017 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), the new county-wide, long-range transportation plan, Moving Dutchess 2, and a series of resolutions related to federal transit funding. Meeting materials are posted on the Consolidated Calendar, and briefing packets have been mailed to Council members.

Please RSVP your attendance and any request for special accommodations to Mr. Howard Spilke at (845) 486-3600 or hspilke@dutchessny.gov. Please contact me if you have any questions about the meeting.


Dutchess County Jail – Project Timeline

Jail photo for FB

Dutchess County Jail – Justice and Transition Center (JTC) Project Timeline

January 21st – Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Committee vote on resolution CA-144-15, Declaration of County as Lead Agency

January 25th – Legislative Board Meeting

  • Full Board vote on resolution CA-144-15, Declaration of County as Lead Agency

January 27th – State of the County Address

February 4th – Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Presentation on JTC Bond and Project (Draft on S: Drive) – Public Works & Capital Projects Committee, limited time allotted for questions
  • Following Presentation – Lay JTC Bond on desks
  • Chazen to present on SEQR – Environmental Committee, limited time allotted for questions (Noel to provide copy of presentation)
  • Following Presentation – Distribution of SEQR Documents to the Legislature (Two hard copies, plus electronic)

February 4th or 5th – Request for Proposal for Architect to be issued

February 8th – Legislative Board Meeting

February 16th – External Advisory Group Meeting – Catharine Street Center, Poughkeepsie

February 17th – County Executive Town Hall Forum – LaGrange

February 24th – County Executive Town Hall Forum – Amenia

February 29th – Legislative Committee of the Whole Meeting

  • Meeting to discuss and answer questions regarding JTC bond resolution and SEQR resolution

March 3rd – County Executive Town Hall Forum – Hyde Park

March 10th– Legislative Committee Meeting

  • Committee vote on resolution CA-145-15, SEQR Environmental Review
  • Committee to vote on JTC Bond

March 14th – Legislative Board Meeting

March 21st – Meeting of the Whole

  • Full Board vote on resolution CA-145-15, SEQR Environmental Review
  • Full Board to vote on JTC Bond

Pet Photos with Santa

Pet Photos with Santa

Sunday December 6th 2015

A.C.E Veterinary Hospital
1078 Route 82
Hopewell Jct NY 12533
12pm to 4pm

$10 per photo to benefit the Safe Haven Animal Shelter & Wildlife Center building fund



Photos done by Glenn Probst (Professional Photographer)

Amparo has served Wappinger residents well as legislator


Please read another letter to the editor regarding my work as your County Legislator.

I am writing in support of Dutchess County Legislator Francena Amparo, District 14.  Before being placed into a high-risk flood zone by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in 2013, I had no real interest in local politics. This new mapping, however, included a mandatory insurance premium even though my home does not border any water and FEMA has never been to my neighborhood to actually view the area.

Luckily, Legislator Amparo understood the unfairness of this to me, as well more than 200 other Wappinger residents. She organized meetings, attended town and resident gatherings and spent hours following up on all possible assistance. Due to her efforts and those of U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, my town has unanimously agreed to apply for a letter of map revision for my neighborhood.

We already have heard that five out of seven of our homes have been removed from the costly floodplain. Amparo’s work ethic and concern for residents has saved thousands of dollars for those who were removed, and gained many back the equity in their homes. Thank goodness there are politicians like Francena Amparo out there who genuinely care about fairness for absolute strangers in Wappinger.

Francena was a stranger not long ago, but is now a friend and hero to myself and many others. She attends every local event possible and has boundless energy. She has definitely earned my vote for District 14 county legislator.

Elizabeth Satterlee
Wappingers Falls


Vote for Judge Katherine Moloney – County Court Judge


Professional Experience:

  • City Court Judge, City of Poughkeepsie, 2006-present
  • Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of Poughkeepsie, 2004-2006
  • Of Counsel, Law Office of Mickey A. Steiman, Hyde Park, 2004-2005
  • Assistant/Senior Assistant Public Defender, Dutchess County Public Defender, 1991-2004


  • City University of New York Law School, J.D., 1990
  • State University of New York, College at Oswego, B.A., 1981
  • Dutchess Community College, A.A., 1979

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Women Judges
  • New York State Association of City Court Judges
  • Mid-Hudson Women’s Bar Association
  • Dutchess County Bar Association
  • Dutchess County Magistrates Association
  • Dutchess County Criminal Justice Council
  • Justice Brandeis Law Society

Call for Veteran Artists – 3rd Annual Veteran Arts Showcase


Apply to show your artwork at the 2015 Veteran Arts Showcase taking place at FDR Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park from November 20-22nd.  This is an event not to be missed!

For an application and more information, contact Dr. Lori Arella via phone at 845-226-4218 or via email at DrLorA@gmail.com.


53 Smoke Detectors Installed! Great Job Everyone!

The American Red Cross, in partnership with the Wappingers Falls Fire Dept., the United Village Committee of Wappingers Falls and I  conducted Home Fire Safety Checks and installed 53 smoke detectors. There is a lot to learn when it comes to fire safety.  Thank you ALL for your hard work and commitment!