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Our Committees

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Volunteers power the change that Vision Hudson Valley seeks to accomplish. Special thanks to all of our volunteers/members, from the Board of Trustees to every committee member.  

To get involved, give us a call or email us at and let us know if you have a specific committee interest. We can’t wait to welcome you to this diverse group of forward-thinking folks! 


This committee is comprised of trail advocates and representatives of trail organizations. Goals include expansion of the Orange County Heritage Trail, development of trails throughout the region, and increased usage of trails for recreation and transportation.


This committee is comprised of people from the health sector and interested citizens to encourage collaboration and communication between healthcare entities and, on occasion, to provide education to the public. Meets monthly.


This committee focuses on water, wastewater and transportation infrastructure. Goals include educating the public on the importance of strong infrastructure to maintain good quality of life, advising and educating municipal and county leaders and staff on better infrastructure management. Meets the third Wednesday every month at 8:30 am.


This committee meets to brainstorm ways to engage new members; retain current members and enhance the membership experience through targeted fundraising efforts and exclusive membership benefits. Meets monthly.


This committee focus is on arts programming on the Seligmann Center property and furthering the name of Kurt Seligmann as an artist, scholar, and community builder. Meets as needed.


IDEA, which stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility, started as a taskforce and has evolved into a regular committee. Our goal is to continually ask ourselves whether we are serving ALL members of our community and to keep an expansive view of how we can include more people and more viewpoints in fulfilling our mission. Meets the last Friday every month at 11:30 am.


This committee works to educate the public on the importance of agriculture to our quality of life and economy and to advocate for continued investment and attention in the agricultural business sector. Meets quarterly.

Ottaway Medal Dinner

The Ottaway Medal, named for Ruth and James Ottaway, Sr., is presented on an annual basis to an individual who has contributed significantly to the quality of life in Orange County. The award ceremony is the largest fundraiser for the Vision Hudson Valley. Meets as needed.


This committee focuses on improving transit options throughout the County, expanding surface transportation where appropriate, and developing an overall vision and strategy for transportation options in the region. Meets monthly.


Placemaking is a planning tool where community members are at the core of community growth and development. Our committee works with individuals, community groups, and municipalities, as well as the public to educate on placemaking principles and to implement change. We hold placemaking tours, workshops, training sessions, and an annual conference (with awards). Meets monthly.

Summer Jubilee Event

This committee plans the Vision Hudson Valley annual meeting and end of summer event that has traditionally taken place on the Seligmann property. Meets as needed.

Quality of Life

Meets on an as-needed basis to develop the Quality of Life Report Card and organize elected officials debates, and other events/initiatives. Meets as needed.

Thank You to our Members & Sponsors