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Lou Desso Addresses Government Class
at LaSalle Institute

North Greenbush Councilman Lou Desso recently addressed students at LaSalle Institute about his work on the Town Board, discussing the role local government plays in daily life.

A 1971 graduate of LaSalle, Desso addressed students in the Government class taught by Jack Kenyon. Desso described his duties as councilman, and the services and functions carried out by town government.

Desso was elected to the Town Board in 2007 and said his first year of service has been an educational experience, filled with many challenges. Budgeting, handling of concerns and issues of residents, ensuring services including public safety, youth programs, road maintenance and planning, among others, are handled efficiently.

"It has been an honor to serve the community I love as councilman. It’s an exciting and challenging job, and one where you come in contact with residents from all over town," said Desso.

Desso encouraged students to become involved in public service or to help their communities as a volunteer. Such involvement is a way to give back and strengthen the community, said Desso.

"We are fortunate to have great young people at LaSalle and other schools across the county. We need young people to continue to step up, get involved and take a leadership role in the community," said Desso.

LaSalle Institute

North Greenbush Councilman Lou Desso recently addressed students at LaSalle Institute about his work on the Town Board, discussing the role local government plays in daily life. Desso, second from right, is shown with LSI Government teacher Jack Kenyon, second from left, and students from the class.

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