Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress marks 50th year

Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress seeks mid-career professionals from across the Hudson Valley to join the next class of its regional Fellows program. In addition to attending a series of interactive classes with relevant readings and guest speakers who are experts on the region, the 2015–16 Fellows class will work on a unique research project tied to Pattern’s 50th anniversary year.

The Pattern Fellows Program is a leadership program started by Pattern for Progress in 2007 to expand the horizons of those already acknowledged as leaders in their communities and disciplines. The program helps participants to gain a more intimate knowledge of the region and encourages them to explore regional approaches to their work.

In previous years, Fellows have included leaders from the fields of finance, government, economic development, land conservation, law, human services, healthcare, academia and more.

Classes will gather every other Tuesday, from 4 to 6 p.m., from October through May at the Pattern office at 3 Washington Center on the campus of SUNY Orange in Newburgh.

The 2015–16 Fellows project will dovetail with the Urban Action Agenda, a multi-year revitalization initiative Pattern is leading to retain and attract young people and families to Hudson Valley urban centers. Pattern seeks businesses and nonprofits interested in sponsoring the Fellows work on the urban centers project.

Those interested can get more information by visiting To become involved, contact Jonathan Drapkin at [email protected], or Robin DeGroat at [email protected], or call 845-565-4900.

Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress is a not-for-profit policy and planning organization, founded in 1965 by business, academic and civic leaders, and based in Newburgh, that promotes regional, balanced and sustainable solutions to enhance the growth and vitality of the Hudson Valley.

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