On Thursday, June 1st, the 2017 Weekend for Warriors held its kick off event at the Beech Tree in Arlington, NY. The evening allowed the honorees to gather together with friends and family before leaving for the weekend to participate in several outdoor excursions, including fly fishing and skeet shooting compliments of Ten Mile River Preserve and Orvis Sandanoma.
“Thank you to Aaron Foglietta, owner and head chef of the Beech Tree Bar and Grill in Arlington, for hosting the kick-off to our 2017 Weekend for Warriors. The Beech Tree provides the perfect send off for our veteran honorees each year and we are incredibly grateful. It is the generosity of Aaron and others like him in the community that allows our organization to provide an amazing experience for our veteran honorees as well as raise tens of thousands of dollars each year for local veterans in need.” – Dutchess County Comptroller Jim Coughlan
Pictures have been provided courtesy of Varuzzo Photography.
Poughkeepsie, New York – In an announcement Wednesday, the Dutchess County Conservative Party endorsed Jim Coughlan for Dutchess County Comptroller.
“The Dutchess County Conservative Party fully endorses Jim Coughlan for re-election for Comptroller. Jim’s relentless protection of taxpayer dollars and independent review of every county expense has earned him another term,” said Dutchess Conservative Chair Maureen Natrella.
“I’m honored to receive the support of the Conservative party for the third time as their candidate for Dutchess County Comptroller. I work hard every day to ensure the fiscal health of the county remains strong. I’m grateful the Conservative party recognizes my dedication to the taxpayers and my commitment to public service,” said Coughlan.
Jim, 49, is a graduate of Providence College and Roger Williams Law School. He’s a multi-lingual attorney with over 15 years leadership and management experience in both private and public sectors. For 9 years he managed business units throughout Asia; and, for 5 years he practiced Finance and Patent Litigation in New York City. His specialty is Japanese and Chinese infringement.
Coughlan has been elected to two terms as Dutchess County Comptroller. He lives in Rhinecliff with his wife, Sharon and his son, Wesley. Election Day is November 7th, 2017. For more information, visit Jim Coughlan online at www.jimcoughlan.com or find him on Facebook.
The month of May was a busy one on the campaign trail. This month I was privileged to participate in numerous events and ceremonies. Dutchess County Legislator Harold Ramsey and I kicked off the month with the “Will Truitt Will Do It Again” campaign fundraiser at Coppola’s in Hyde Park. Will is an excellent County Legislator and I was proud to come out in support his of re-election effort.
Later that in that week Miles of Hope held it’s 13th Annual Brunch, raising money and awareness for breast cancer. The event had amazing attendance and everyone came out for a great cause!
On May 10th, I attended the Town Of Wappinger Republican Committee’s Spring Celebration to Honor Helen Fuimarello at the Villa Borghese. Helen is an inspiring woman that has done so much for the Republican Party as well as our neighbors.
Another healthcare related organization I was please to come out in support of this month is MidHudson Regional Hospital, which held their “Dinner at the Falls” to honor Amy and Steve Effron, Zubair M. Khan, MD and Maqbool Murtuza, MD. The event brought togetherfriends and colleagues to celebrate both the honorees as well as the vital services MidHudson Regional Hospital provides our community.
We had a great final weekend to May, marching in the Milan Memorial Parade to honor the memories of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation’s freedoms. Despite a few showers, it was also a pleasure to also take part in the Rhinebeck Memorial Day Parade.
Don’t forget to come out on June 4th for the 2nd annual Weekend for Warriors event I will be hosting at Coppola’s in Hyde Park, raising money for local veterans.
Thank you for your support. I look forward to seeing you in June!
Dutchess County Comptroller Jim Coughlan on Thursday announced plans to run for a third term.
The Comptroller kicked off his reelection campaign at 5:30pm at Cosimo’s Trattoria in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Coughlan, 49, is a multi-lingual attorney with almost 25 years leadership and management experience in the private and public sector. As Comptroller, he is currently responsible for managing a $425 Million annual budget; interacts daily with government agencies and promotes best business practices throughout county government.
Jim brings the strength of his private and public sector background to the Office of Comptroller. He has insisted upon “best practices” to ensure an efficient County government that is responsive to the needs of its residents by taking on the tough issues of spending.
Coughlan is a graduate of Providence College and Roger Williams Law School. For 9 years he managed business units throughout Asia; and, for 5 years he practiced Finance and Patent Litigation in New York City. His specialty is Japanese and Chinese infringement. The Republican lives in Rhinecliff with his wife, Sharon and his son, Wesley.
The United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will hold a Community Conversation Around Veterans’ Needs on January 4, 2017 at Dutchess Community College. Dutchess County Legislator Marc Coviello, U.S. Army Veteran and founder and president of the Hudson Valley Hero Project will give the keynote address.
Jim Coughlan, Dutchess County Comptroller and founder of Weekend for Warriors, will be joining Coviello and others as a panelist for the discussion. Weekend for Warriors is an experience-based event that recognizes individual veterans’ service while promoting community awareness of veterans needs in Dutchess County and the Hudson Valley. Coughlan and Weekend for Warriors are partnering with the United Way of Dutchess and Orange to assist local non-profits that focus on assisting veterans through their transition to civilian life.
For more information on the Community Conversation Around Veterans’ Needs, please visit https://www.uwdor.org/news/veterans-needs-0104.
For more information on Weekend for Warriors, please visit http://weekendforwarriors.com/.
Dutchess County Comptroller Jim Coughlan hosted the Inaugural Weekend for Warriors this past weekend which provided four local veterans a weekend long outdoor experience including activities including fly fishing and skeet shooting. The honorees were Sgt. Marc Coviello, US Army; Sgt. Adam Roche, USMC; Sr. Airman Matthew Kemlage, US Air Force; and Sr. Airman T.J. Spiak, US Air Force.
The weekend culminated with a reception on Sunday afternoon honoring the four men. A posthumous award was also presented to the family of John Flowers, member of the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division during the Vietnam War.
During the reception Coughlan presented Coviello, one of the weekend’s honorees and founder of the Hudson Valley Hero Project a check for $7,000. The Hudson Valley Hero Project is a non-profit organization serving local veterans who are transitioning to civilian life.
“Each of these four young men, in addition to their incredible military service, has continued to assist our local community with loyalty and conviction,” Coughlan said. “I am honored to host an event that raises money to provide the necessary, supportive services for local veterans. We owe it to our service men and women, to do more for them as well as their families during their transition from military to civilian life.”
Coughlan said in addition to honoring “the exemplary service of these four individuals, we can shine a light on many of the year round needed of veterans throughout the Hudson Valley.”
Dutchess County Comptroller Jim Coughlan will be hosting the inaugural Weekend for Warriors from Thursday, June 2, 2016 through Sunday, June 5, 2016. Weekend for Warriors is an experience-based event for four local veterans honorees. The honorees are; Sgt. Marc Coviello, U.S. Army, Sgt. Adam Roche, USMC, Senior Airman Matthew Kemlage, U.S. Air Force, and Senior Airman T.J. Spiak, U.S. Air Force.
Throughout the course of the weekend the honorees will participate in activities including fly-fishing at Orvis Sandanona and skeet shooting at Ten Mile River Preserve. They will also participate in the Ryan McElroy Children’s Cancer Foundation 9th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot at TMT Hunting Preserve. The weekend will end with a reception featuring keynote speaker Jim DeFelice, author of American Sniper. The reception is open to the public and will also include a tribute to our posthumous honoree John Flowers who served as a member of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division during the Vietnam War.
For more information on Weekend for Warriors please visit http://weekendforwarriors.com/.