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RCS CBA statement on Town Board election

Updated: Mar 22, 2019

In mid-February RCS Community Business Association Chairman George McHugh, and Programming Co-Chair, Zach Collins, announced their intention to seek Town of Coeymans Board positions this fall. The RCS CBA Board of Directors commend George and Zach for their willingness to serve our community, and for their commitment and service to the association, but view their positions in RCS CBA and their plans to seek elected offices in Town government as a conflict of interest. George and Zach agree their potential candidacies could be perceived as a conflict and will voluntarily resign from their RCS CBA positions if they become candidates for Town Board positions following the June primary. 

"Effective business associations must remain bipartisan and the RCS CBA Board of Directors think it is in the best interest of the association and its members for George and Zach to step down from their Board positions should they become candidates," said Aaron Flach, vice chair of RCS CBA. 

George and Zach intend to remain active members of RCS CBA. 

Should vacancies on the board occur, the chair position will remain vacant and the duties of the office will be fulfilled by Vice Chair Aaron Flach. Programming Co-Chair Robert LaCosta and other directors will assist with planning the group's remaining events for the year. The Board of Directors will seek to fill Board vacancies in the upcoming RCS CBA elections this fall.

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