Emily Svenson has served as Ward 1 Councilmember since 2012. A life long resident of the Hudson Valley, Svenson moved to Hyde Park in 2005. She resides in the Greentree neighborhood with her husband and two sons. Before running for the Town Board in 2011, Svenson served as chair of the Town of Hyde Park Conservation Advisory Council from 2006-2010.
Town Board Role
As a Town Board member, Svenson works closely with Supervisor Rohr on the Hyde Park Downtown Initiative and has obtained millions of dollars in grants for the infrastructure that will support a modern town center. She also serves as the Town's representative on the Dutchess County Transportation Council and the Hudson River Drinking Water Intermunicipal Council. From 2012-2018, she was the Town's Deputy Supervisor.
Svenson holds a J.D. from Pace University School of Law and a B.S. in Environmental Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She works as a law clerk for the Law Office of David K. Gordon, in the field of environmental and land use law. Before entering law school, she worked for the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee and the Lower Hudson Coalition of Conservation Districts.
Emily Svenson is Town Board Liaison to the following groups:
Conservation Advisory Council
Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority (DCWWA)