Annual Library Budget Vote & Trustee Election

Annual Library Budget Vote  & Trustee Election

Tuesday, April 18.

The vote for the Cornwall Public Library’s annual operating budget and Trustee election will be held in the Library on Tuesday, April 18 from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Operating Budget:

Click here to view the Proposed 2023/2024 Library Operating Budget. There will be a special budget informational session on Tuesday, April 11 at 6:30pm to answer questions about the library budget. The public is invited to attend.

Trustee Candidates:

Michelle Query

  • Library enthusiast
  • Cornwall resident since 2009
  • Occupational Therapist with the Beacon City School District
  • CCSD proud parent
  • Volunteer coach (Girls on the Run, Cornwall Little League)

When my family moved to Cornwall, a visit to the Cornwall Public Library was at the top of our Things We Must Do in our New Town list.  Libraries have been an important part of my life in communities across the country, and our gem of a library in Cornwall has been very special for my whole family for the past 14 years.  Not only am I grateful to have had the honor of serving as a Library Trustee for this past year, I have expanded my appreciation for the pivotal role the Library plays in our community.

Lifelong learning comes alive at the Library, and opportunities abound for sparking the imagination of users of all ages.  Both of my parents were teachers, I am married to an educator, and I work in the public school system.  I have a special appreciation for how the Library extends learning, creativity, and community beyond our schools.  I also have unique skills in understanding the accessibility needs of all users based on my training as an Occupational Therapist.  This past year, I have learned how the Library can respond to the needs of the community through development of a well-thought-out strategic plan.  Being a part of that process has been rewarding.  I am looking forward to continuing to learn, as a Trustee, how to better serve the Cornwall community through our amazing Library.

Matt Rettig

● Lived in Cornwall since 2011
● Graduated from New York University with a B.A. in English/Creative Writing
● Is now an airline pilot by trade
● Ran for NY State Assembly in 2018 & 2020

My wife and I have lived in Cornwall since 2011. We love this community, and I am excited to serve it as a library trustee. Our public library is a cornerstone of our town, but it will only remain so through diligent work by people who treasure it. I look forward to supporting the good work already underway, and to adapting to new realities and ensuring the continued
health of this crucial institution.

Voter Qualifications:

  • All residents of the Cornwall Central School District, who are registered to vote, are eligible to vote in this election.
  • New voters are required to register in person.
  • An Application for Absentee Ballot is available to print from our website (here), to pick up in person at the library, or by contacting the Cornwall Public Library at (845)534-8282.

The Application(s) for Absentee Ballot must be received by the Cornwall Public Library, 395 Hudson St., Cornwall, NY 12518, by 5:00 pm, Monday March 27, 2023 if the ballot is to be mailed either way, or by 7:45 pm, Monday April 17, 2023 if the ballot is to be hand-delivered and NOT mailed either way.