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October 2015
A Baltimore Artist & An Uptown Masterpiece
Baltimore Street artist Gaia infront of The Stuyvesant north wall, 289 Fair Street, Kingston, NY.
Last week, together with O+ Festival, we brought the creative genius of street artist Gaia to the historic City of Kingston. 

This week, Gaia is putting the finishing touches on a five-story tall painted masterpiece on the north brick wall of The Stuyvesant, 289 Fair Street, uptown. The final image will measure 65-feet high by 40-feet wide and incorporate elements of history, nature and the distinguishable Gaia influence. The mural depicts John Vanderlyn (left, whose works are on display at The Senate House Museum across the street) and Sojourner Truth (right, abolishionist and womens' rights advocate), both with tight connections to Kingston history. The colorful flowers are dutch blossoms, representative of the City's heritage.

RUPCO CEO shares perspective on sustainability and business
RUPCO CEO Kevin O'Connor
 In the recent national publication, NeighborWorks Green Organizations 2015, RUPCO CEO Kevin O'Connor was one of three member executives to talk about how "going green at the office" impacts the company's bottom line. RUPCO is just one of 81 NeighborWorks Green organizations. We're committed to greening our business, developing energy-efficient housing, delivering energy-efficiency audits through the Green Jobs| Green New York Program, and embracing the challenges that come with alternative energy transitions. Sustainability is one of five priorities within RUPCO's Strategic Plan 2012-2017. We're committed to:
Establish a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)
* Evaluate our cultural competency and promote Diversity & Inclusion
* Expand our service area through Regionalization, Partnerships & Collaboration, and a redefined RUPCO Identity
* Emerge as a leader for Sustainability & Green Energy/Retrofits
* Evaluate opportunities to earn Fees for Service to Diversify Revenues

Sponsorships Available Now
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The date is set -- Wednesday November 18 -- for Community Lunch 2015Join RUPCO and Premier Sponsor M&T Bank in supporting this gathering of friends, neighbors and professionals. Simply choose a button below and either mail in a check with the print form or follow the online process and begin receiving the sponsorship benefits immediately. 
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Premier Sponsor 
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Additional sponsorship levels available: Corporate, Energy, Partner, Supporting

This year, RUPCO presents keynote speaker John B. Rhodes, President & CEO at NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research & Development Authority). John will address energy efficiency and funding  opportunities available to low-moderate income households. RUPCO will also honor local individuals with Community Partner Awards and retiring Chief Operations Officer, Kathy Leahy with a Lifetime Service Award. For more information about Community Lunch 2015, call (845) 331-2140, ext. 276 or email Tara Collins to hold your seat at Community Lunch.
Spotlight on Staff
Property Manager Tasyka DeRosalia joins the Property Management team at 37 John Street, Kingston.
Andrew Grodence OCRDAC
OCRDAC's Homeownership Preservation Specialist Andrew Grodence works with Orange County homeowners.
Maru Gonzalez, homeownership Center
Maru Gonzalez-Anderson connects your call to RUPCO's homeownership professionals y s
e habla Espanol!