NEWBURGH - The Hudson Valley Regional Council (HVRC) recently honored A. Alan Seidman on the occasion of his retirement after 11 years as chairman and 18 years as a member. The ceremony, held at Washington’s Headquarters in Newburgh, recognized Seidman, the former chairman of the Orange County Legislature for his extensive work with the HVRC.
"It was so appropriate to honor him at Washington’s Headquarters," said HVRC’s Executive Director Patricia Pomeroy. "Alan has an impressive resume of community service to Orange County. One of his priority projects is the support of the Purple Heart Hall of Honor museum in New Windsor. While Alan was speaking today, he was standing on the spot where Washington crafted and signed the original order establishing the Purple Heart (then known as the Badge of Military Merit) in 1782. Honoring Alan for his leadership at an Orange County landmark honoring a great leader was very fitting."
Seidman, who is the Executive Director of Construction Contractors Association in New Windsor, serves on the Board of SUNY Orange, is the outgoing Chairman of the Orange Country Partnership and is on the Board of Directors of Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress.
The HVRC was established in 1977 as a council of county governments comprised of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties. It’s one of 650 such councils in the United States that provides planning, outreach and advocacy for the regions they serve. Partially funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, HVRC assists entities access available federal funding opportunities.