Working in the Arts community in Poughkeepsie has given me the motivation, tools, and passion to continue the work of revitalizing our Queen City. The momentum is now, and the conversation calls for a renewed spirit in which to organize our thoughts into action. Whether this takes the form of collaborative programming, bringing forth new ideas into action, or maintaining valuable community relationships, the time for change is now. The experiences and community members I have had the great pleasure in working with and learning from has allowed me to further my thoughts and be a visionary in helping to bring about this change.