About Mayor Flowers

Yvonne Flowers is a lifelong City of Poughkeepsie resident and former four-term Common Councilwoman. She is the first African American to become city mayor.

She is a graduate of Poughkeepsie City School District and Dutchess Community College. She has served as Chair of the city’s Finance Committee, Co-Chair of the city’s Procedural Justice Committee and has been on the board of directors of numerous organizations, including R.E.A.L Skills Network Inc., Hudson River Housing and the Dutchess County Board of Ethics. She worked at Dutchess Community College for more than 33 years as the college’s Grants and Contracts Finance Officer and former Supervisor of Student Accounts Office.

Flowers became involved in community activities at a young age, working alongside her father John M. Flowers Sr., who coordinated large community events, including the John Flowers Old Fashioned Easter Egg Hunt, Father’s Day Parade/Celebration, and Community Day Picnic.

  1. City Seeks Board of Assessment Review Members

    The Board of Assessment Review consists of three to five volunteers who have at least a general knowledge of property values within the community. Read on...
  2. Mayor Attends Conference with Colleagues in D.C.

    Mayor receives updates on key topics ranging from affordable housing to gun violence prevention programs. Read on...
  3. City Extends Its 2024 CDBG Application

    The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded formula-based grant allocated to eligible cities by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Read on...
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