Destiny Hallenbeck

Destiny Hallenbeck

Chatham Town Council, NY

Destiny is running for Chatham Town Board to create a town that is accessible for all residents. Destiny, like so many young and old families alike, can no longer afford to live in Chatham. She is running to start the conversation about issues like affordable housing and rural broadband with the Chatham Town Board.

She grew up in Chatham as a product of a dedicated and resilient single mother. From her mother’s example, she learned the meaning of hard work and the importance of family. She graduated from Chatham High School in 2018 and lived briefly in New York City while attending Baruch College. After a bit of soul searching, she missed her home in Chatham. She transferred to Union College where she will be graduating with a bachelor’s in History in June of 2022. During her time at Baruch and Union, she rose to the position of President of College Democrats of New York, where she led an organization of 30 college chapters through the 2019 and 2020 election cycles. She also currently serves on the Columbia County Democratic Executive Committee.

Service has always been a strong part of Destiny's life. Whether through waiting tables in various local restaurants or community service organizations, she is passionate about making positive substantial change in her community. In May of 2020, she was elected to the Chatham School Board of Education.