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Ruth Ann joined the City staff in March 2019 as grants manager in the Office of Grants Management. She is primarily responsible for research and writing, overseeing the full life-cycle for specific awards, and managing a variety of funded projects.
Prior to her position in local government, Ruth Ann was development director at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie for eight years. Previously, she was director of special events at New York City Ballet; managed philanthropic projects at Warner Media, Inc.; and was a writer and fundraising event consultant with the New York Public Library, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, and Sanky Communications. She began her career in fundraising and communications at the Greater New York March of Dimes.
Ruth Ann was one of the original founders of the Midtown Arts District, presently serves on its Advisory Board, and was a founding member of the Kingston Arts Commission. Originally from Lake Placid, she is also a professional figure skater.