About Michael Chameides

Elected Official and Communications Professional

I create human-focused solutions. I have designed and built databases, developed governance plans, launched new initiatives, and established operations systems. No matter how complex the solution, success always relies on the same thing: people. With a broad skill set and subject matter experience, I advocate for end users, project managers, and all stakeholders.

I’m passionate about supporting people in small cities and rural counties to build political power and create local solutions. I’m serving my third elected term on the Columbia County Board of Supervisors, where I’m also the Deputy Minority Leader. As the Rural Democracy Communications Director, I work with rural leaders across the country.

I’ve led successful campaigns to ensure voters can safely and freely cast their ballots, improve safety for residents regardless of citizenship status, and expand economic opportunities. I previously served as City of Hudson Mayoral Aide, Operations Director at Kite’s Nest, and Marketing and Editorial Manager at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. I have a Master’s Degree in Media Studies from The New School and have received artist grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, Puffin Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts.

Contact me at michael@chameid.es or one of the social media platforms below.