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Kathleen Talbot

Peekskill City Councilwoman; clinical social worker.

A life-long native of Peekskill, Kathleen Talbot has deep roots in the community. Committed to making the city grow and prosper for everyone, she was recently reelected to the City Council for a second four-year term.

Following a 25-year career as an award-winning art director and graphic designer, she earned a Master’s degree In Social Work from Fordham University. As a clinical social worker, she was director of the Women’s Center for a large social services agency in the Bronx until 2011, where she directed her staff in providing enhanced clinical services to women struggling with substance abuse, domestic violence, mental illness and other social challenges.

Talbot is committed to community involvement. She was a founding board member of the Peekskill Education Foundation and Peekskill Artists Alliance. She also served on the boards of the Paramount Center for the Arts and WESTCOP, a large county social services agency and served two terms on the NYS Democratic State Committee.

As a council member, she also serves on board of the Peekskill Business Improvement District and is a member of Sustainable Westchester, a Westchester environmental consortium of cities and towns working for renewable energy solutions. She is also a member of SAPE, a grass roots organization dedicated to stopping expansion of the Algonquin natural gas pipeline, planned to be built within 100’ of the Indian Point nuclear power plant, located just three miles from Peekskill.

Recognized by colleagues from both sides of the aisle as a dedicated and hard-working city council member, Talbot is an ardent supporter of the arts and city’s thriving artist community and champions many quality of life and environmental issues.

She is the proud mother of a son, Bryan, and grandmother of three.

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