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Fall Events: Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress

Lisa Ramirez | July 4, 2023

Dear neighbors:

The first half of the year has been extremely busy at Pattern for Progress.

Our independent research continues to underscore important issues, thanks to the support of our members. The State Legislature passed a bill that was inspired by our 2022 study of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, requiring NYSERDA to develop an interactive map of charging stations, along with their fees and operability status. Our report on The Great People Shortage and its Effects on the Hudson Valley has sparked important conversations about our need to attract and retain people in the region. And the Pattern team is currently working on a huge project to examine the availability and affordability of childcare in the Hudson Valley. Childcare has vast effects on our workforce and the early education of our children.

We are also helping local governments and nonprofits explore strategies to serve their neighbors and pump vitality into their communities. We have completed an economic action plan for Rockland County and a community needs assessment for Red Hook and Rhinebeck.

We are working on the comprehensive plan for Mount Vernon, a housing plan for Rockland County, and two projects in Sullivan County – a plan to meet the needs of its senior citizens, and work that will put the county’s housing plan into action. And that’s not all.

This fall we will be hosting our annual housing conference in the City of Poughkeepsie

Our annual main street conference in the City of Peekskill. RuthAnne Visnauskas, the state’s commissioner of Homes and Community Renewal, will be our special guest for the housing event. Pattern’s main street program will feature an expo of downtown projects from across the Hudson Valley, with a variety of work that can teach us about strategies and successes from across the region.

We hope you will join us at these events as we help the region think about effective, evidence-based ideas to meet our challenges and capitalize on our opportunities.

Adam Bosch
President & CEO

Save the Date for Upcoming Pattern Events

  • Annual Housing Conference: Sept. 13, 2023
  • Main Street Expo: Sept. 22, 2023

Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress is a nonprofit organization that provides objective research, planning, and educational training throughout the region. Its work identifies civic challenges and promotes regional, equitable, and sustainable solutions to constantly improve the quality of life in Hudson Valley communities. Pattern develops its work upon a considerable foundation of facts and experience, without political aims or affiliations.