Meet the Council
Emilie Hauser, Chair
Emilie Hauser joined the CAC through her volunteer work on the Kingston climate smart communities and green jobs task force. She is interested in energy conservation, open space and water quality, especially as it relates to the protection of the Hudson River. She has lived in Kingston since the early 1980s. Born and raised in the mid-west, she and her late husband came to Kingston for his job with IBM. Her volunteer activity in Kingston started in the late 1980s when she chaired a recycling task force, later working for the UC Resource Recovery Agency.She serves on the Kingston Library climate smart committee, the Hudson River environmental society, and the solid waste committee of the league of women voters – mid-Hudson region. She is the estuary training program coordinator for the NYS DEC Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, employed by NEIWPCC. Her professional and volunteer activities intersect in helping communities plan for climate change. Passionate about the environment, the Hudson River, and Kingston, she enjoys iceboating, kayaking and bicycling.
Kevin McEvoy, Secretary
Kevin became a Kingston resident in 2001 at which time he and his wife Barbara purchased and oversaw the renovation of one of Kingston's pre-Revolutionary old stone houses and an adjacent barn which he later placed on the National Historic Register. He has lived in NYC, New Paltz, Rosendale and elsewhere previously and has been actively involved in historic preservation, urban planning, environmental matters and working with non-profits. Kevin has served as a current board member and Vice Chair & Treasurer of Kingston Land Trust 2009-2012 working on programming, policy, and open space matters, as a volunteer for Friends of Historic Kingston, as a researcher for the Kingston African American History Committee, as a member of the Kingston Tidal Waterfront Flooding Task Force and is presently a Kingston Heritage Area Commissioner and on the Kingston Urban Agriculture Committee. Kevin directs a family business in NYC where he was a co-founder of a community garden. When not otherwise engaged he can be found hiking , biking, traveling, studying art, architecture and history of different periods and cultures and attending live music performances.
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