Gerry Harrington cares deeply about life in our city and has volunteered in its behalf for more than three decades.
A Kingston resident, he is proud to be a Live Well Kingston commissioner, committed to bringing groups and individuals together to facilitate policy, environmental and systems changes to enhance our community’s physical, mental and social health and well-being. He has been active in Live Well Kingston since 2015, originally as a member of its Media and Communications Committee before Live Well Kingston became a city commission.
Through his job as the marketing coordinator of HealthAlliance Hospital, Gerry is also a key volunteer organizer of the annual O+ Festival’s Wellness EXPO+ on Wall Street in Uptown Kingston.
He also is on a committee that organizes the annual Kingston Multicultural Festival, put on by the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History at T.R. Gallo West Strand Park, and participates in the planning and production of the center’s Immigrant Gifts to America festival.
Separately, Gerry also runs the monthly Movies With Spirit community film series, which he started in 2006. He earlier developed the region-focused board game Hudson ValleyOpoly, was on the board of directors of the Ulster Performing Arts Center (including two years as board president) and of the Ulster County Arts Council (with three years as vice president), and developed and managed an award-winning three-day conference at Bard College, “Seeds of Transformation: Toward a Spiritual Renaissance in a Time of Fundamental Change,” which attracted more than 400 people from five continents.
A graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Communications, Gerry is completing a Master of Science in Health Communication degree at Westbrook University near Pittsburgh.