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Rebecca Martin

Acting Director of Community Partnerships

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Maine-born Rebecca Martin is the Acting Director for Community Partnerships at Riverkeeper. Her recent efforts include coordinating Riverkeeper’s first initiative using their Drinking Source Water Protection Scorecard tool to bring together seven municipalities (the City and Town of Poughkeepsie, Village and Town of Rhinebeck, Town of Hyde Park, Town of Lloyd and Town of Esopus) to protect their drinking water supply for more than 100,000 people – the Hudson River Estuary. She has also organized the department’s lobbying efforts in Albany where they were successful in advocating for the passage of the $2 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017.

Martin is the founder of KingstonCitizens.org, a non-partisan, citizen-run organization that has been focused since 2006 on increasing citizen engagement in city government. Rebecca is also the former Executive Director of the Kingston Land Trust where under her leadership, the trust was touted as a ‘national model’ by the Land Trust Alliance. A widely respected two-decade music veteran, Martin’s vocal and songwriting talents have allowed her to effortlessly straddle the worlds of jazz and pop. She’s released half a dozen critically acclaimed albums (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Telerama, and others), on which she’s worked with many of jazz’s most esteemed players, including Brian Blade, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Martin’s husband, bassist Larry Grenadier. Her collaborative projects include “On Broadway Volume 4 or the Paradox of Continuity” with the legendary Paul Motian (Bill Evans), where she was the first singer in history to make a recording with the drummer; the singers and songwriters Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens with their trio project “Tillery”; as well as a 2017 release with the Argentinian composer Guillermo Klein called “The Upstate Project”. Martin continues to write, record, teach and perform all over the world.

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