Town of Shawangunk
TOWN OF SHAWANGUNK: Pronounced “SHON-gum” by most locals, the town’s name is most likely a Dutch transliteration of the indigenous Munsee Lenape word meaning “in the smokey air”, a reference to the misty mountains.
DEMOGRAPHICS: The Town of Shawangunk grew from 12,202 residents in 2000 to 14,440 in 2010 and became the fastest growing community in Ulster County. While population growth in the County averaged 9%, Shawangunk grew by 19%.
GEOGRAPHY: According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 56.5 square miles (146.4 km²), of which, 56.2 square miles (145.6 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (0.55%) is water. The south town line and half of the east town line is the border of Orange County, New York. The Wallkill River flows through the eastern half of town and lends it its name, which it flows through, while the western (Walker Valley) half climbs the slopes of the eponymous mountains.
TOWN WEBSITE: http://shawangunk.org/about-shawangunk.html
Republicans serving Shawngunk:
John Valk, Jr.
Town Clerk / Registrar / Tax Collector
|Ulster County Legislature
Kenneth J. Ronk, Jr.,
Craig V. Lopez,
New York State Senate
Republican Committee Chair
Meetings the last Monday of each