PK Priorities

Poughkeepsie's Most Important Issues



Why Prioritize?


One of the hallmarks of a good plan is that it gets the “big things” right. It identifies a few issues that are so important to a community’s future that they require focused attention and resources to ensure they are handled correctly.

When this doesn’t happen—when communities fail to prioritize—limited resources are spread too thin over too many issues to make a meaningful and lasting difference on anything in particular. When attention and resources are scattered, inaction or half-measures become the norm.


What are PK's Priorities?

PK4Keeps will identify the most important issues in Poughkeepsie by listening carefully to the community through the voices on the PK4Keeps Steering Committee, conversations in the community, open houses, and surveys.

As key issues come into focus, data analysis will be used to define those issues in greater detail—to understand why they are important to the community’s future and what progress might look like.

Later in the project, strategies to achieve goals around key issues will be designed—and the community’s ability and willingness to pay for and implement those strategies will be tested.

Stay tuned!

As key issues are identified and analyzed, this page will be updated to report what is being learned and how it is shaping the development of the comprehensive plan.