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January 2, 2013        Print version

Rolison Appointed Chairman of the Hudson Valley Regional Council


Robert G. Rolison, Chairman of the Dutchess County Legislature, was appointed to serve as Chairman of the Hudson Valley Regional Council (HVRC).  He was selected by council membership consisting of elected officials and representatives of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties.  Rolison previously served as Vice-Chairman and succeeds A. Alan Seidman of Orange County.

The council represents seven-counties in providing a regional perspective by offering planning, education, outreach, and advocacy in the Hudson Valley.  There are currently 650 regional councils throughout the United States; HVRC is also designated as an Economic Development District by the United States Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). The HVRC cooperates with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to provide education and outreach to local municipalities with respect to water quality and extensive Green Infrastructure projects. They also have an active Solid Waste/Materials Management Committee to study issues involving solid waste, including recycling and composting.  A recent management support agreement with Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress will strengthen, enhance and improve their ability to provide services to the region.

"I am truly honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to assume the role as Chairman. The council has continually been recognized for its work in regional initiatives. I attribute its successes to the partnership of the work of county executives, Legislative chairmen, mayors and members of the council, which include representatives of county planning departments, economic development agencies, county management and budget offices, and legislative legal staff.  I look forward to the opportunity to continuing this fine example of collaboration and cooperation of government entities," stated Rolison.

Executive Director Patricia Pomeroy said of Rolison’s appointment, “We are pleased to have Rob assume the role as Chairman.  His leadership and tenacity has been recognized by our members and he will be an effective delegate in expanding economic development initiatives throughout the Hudson Valley region.”

For more information, please visit www.hudsonvalleyregionalcouncil.org.