Community Lunch brings friends, family and supporters around the table for an annual discussion. This year, we’re talking about community wealth-building, creating pathways to equity and opportunity, with housing for everyone thrown into the mix.

Keynote speaker Maurice Jones, President & CEO of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), will share his perspective on how our communities can change and revitalize neighborhoods through a local approach to housing, health, safety, and job creation. With deep experience in both the public and private sectors, Maurice Jones took the helm as LISC’s fourth president & CEO in September 2016. Immediately prior to joining LISC, he served as the secretary of commerce for the Commonwealth of Virginia, where he managed 13 state agencies focused on statewide economic needs. He previously served as deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) overseeing operations for the agency and its 8,900 staff members. The depth and breadth of his experience in policy making, social services and legal arenas give him a unique perspective on how communities thrive when they work together closest to home. And he’s here to share that insight with you on November 8.

RUPCO is also honoring
TBA, Community Partner Award
TBA, Lifetime Achievement Award
Harold Renzo, Community Inspirator Award

Lunch tickets cost $35. Bring a friend or colleague. Pay for your tickets online now or mail your check to Community Lunch, 289 Fair Street, Kingston, NY 12401. 

Take your RSVP to the next level by sponsoring Community Lunch at one of five levels between $100 to $2500. All sponsorships include lunch RSVPs. Pay online or download these sponsorship forms and mail in a check. You too can join these local businesses who believe that Home Matters:

Premier Sponsor:
M&T Bank green logo


Community Sponsor:


Sustainability Sponsor:
Dutton Architecture

Partner: Central Hudson Gas & Electric, Sawyer Savings, UW Marx Construction

Supporting: Cannon, Heyman & Weiss, Coldwell Banker Village Green, Daniel D. Gagnon CPA, EFPR Group CPAs, Rondout Savings Bank Ryan & Ryan Insurance Brokers, TRUSTCO Bank

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