Town of Shawangunk

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.


Republicans serving Shawngunk:

Town Supervisor
John Valk, Jr.

Town Clerk / Registrar / Tax Collector
Jane Rascoe,

Town Council

Brian Amthor,
Adrian M. DeWitt,
Robert D. Miller,

Highway Superintendent
Richard J. Blazeski,
845 895-3620

Kevin V. Hunt,
845-895-2111 Ext. 2
Michael Voss,
845-895-2111 Ext. 1

Ulster County Legislature
Kenneth J. Ronk, Jr.,
Craig V. Lopez,

New York State Senate
Mike Martucci,
Brian D. Miller,

Republican Committee Chair
Leif Spencer,

Meetings the last Monday of each
month alternating between the
Town Hall Community Room and
the Walker Valley Schoolhouse.
Contact Chairman Leif Spencer
for the location each month.

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