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.


If you wish to join the Ulster County Republican Committee, please contact your Committee Chair below.

Town Supervisor
John Valk, Jr. (R) 845-895-2788

Town Clerk/Tax Collector
Jane Rascoe (R) 845-895-2611

Town Council

Brian Amthor (R), 845-778-5576
Adrian M. DeWitt (R), 845-744-2758
Robert Miller (R), 845-744-6191
Matthew Watkins (R), 845-744-5386

Highway Superintendent
Joe Locicero

Ulster County Legislature

Kenneth Ronk (R,C,I) 845-895-2679

Craig V. Lopez (R,C,I)
3105 Route 52
Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 382-9664

NYS AssemblyBrian Miller (R,C)

Shawangunk Office 895-1080

District Office in New Hartford (315) 736-3879

NY State Senate

Mike Martucci

Republican Committee Chair
Leif Spencer
(845) 913-8171

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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