Emily Convers ~ Former Chairwoman of United Monroe

Emily Convers

Emily Convers is the Founder and Former Chairwoman of United Monroe, the grassroots citizens’ group formed in 2013. Emily founded United Monroe in order to gain fair and equal representation for all of the citizens of Monroe in town government.
After the Town of Monroe Board purchased a movie theater without public input and without a fiscal plan for its use, Emily Convers began attending Monroe Town Board meetings.  She quickly realized that the elected Town Board were not representing all of the citizens of the Town, but instead, were representing the needs and wishes of the leaders of Kiryas Joel, a Village within the Town of Monroe.  Emily organized her fellow citizens and formed the nonpartisan, grassroots group, “United Monroe”, in the Spring of 2013.  Hundreds gathered to support the new cause, and 2013 was the first year United Monroe ran their own slate of candidates on the ballot under the United Monroe name.
United Monroe has since endorsed and elected over a dozen people to various offices in the region.
Since United Monroe’s inception in 2013, Emily Convers has been on the front lines, exposing the corrupt actions of the Town of Monroe Supervisor and his fellow Kiryas Joel elected Councilmen. Emily led the charge in opposition to the illegal and unsustainable land grab efforts by the Kiryas Joel government, and sat at the negotiating table in 2017 to work towards a fair agreement for Kiryas Joel’s separation from the Town of Monroe.
Emily has been frequently interviewed by local and national news publications including The Photo News, The Times Herald-Record, The Mid-Hudson Valley News, The Associated Press, The New York Post, Channel 2 News Israel, Bloomberg, News12 Hudson Valley, and she has been interviewed for WAMC Radio, NPR, and has guest-hosted programs for WTBQ Radio.
Emily Convers is a wife and a mom of two boys and has lived in the Village of Monroe for over ten years.
Before deciding to stay home to raise her sons, Emily Convers was a project manager in the wireless communications industry.
Emily loves Monroe and chose to live here because of the rolling hills, quaint downtown, the friendly people, the proximity to farms and hiking, and the excellent school district. Emily Convers is committed to continuing to make Monroe a sustainable place to live for all of the citizens of her community.
UPDATE: Emily stepped down as Chairwoman of United Monroe in early 2018 so she can devote more time to Preserve Hudson Valley.