Our Board

HVRC Officers

  • Chairperson Bridget Gibbons 
  • Vice-chairperson Tracey Bartels 
  • Treasurer Michael Polasek
  • Secretary Torrance Harvey 

Dutchess County

  • Eoin Wrafter, Commissioner of Planning and Development, representing County Executive Sue Serino
  • Michael Polasek, Legislator, District 3, representing Legislative Chair Will Truitt
  • Randy Johnson, Legislator, District 9

Orange County

  • Harry Porr, Deputy County Executive, representing County Executive Steven Neuhaus 
  • Janet Sutherland, Legislator, District 2, representing Legislative Chair Katie Bonelli 
  • Torrance Harvey, Mayor of the City of Newburgh

Putnam County

  • Kathleen Abels, President of the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation, representing County Executive Kevin Byrne 
  • Paul Jonke, Legislative Chair

Rockland County

  • Lucy Redzeposki, Director of Economic Development/ Tourism, representing County Executive Edwin Day 
  • Vivian England, Legislative & Constituent Liaison to the Chair, representing Legislative Chair Jay Hood Jr. 
  • Michael Specht, Supervisor of the Town of Ramapo 

Sullivan County

  • Heather Brown, Commissioner, Division of Planning, Community Development, and Environmental Management, representing Legislative Chair Nadia Rajsz 

Ulster County

  • Dennis Doyle, Director of Planning, representing County Executive Jen Metzger
  • Peter Criswell, Legislative Chair
  • Tracey Bartels, former Legislative Chair 
  • Steven Noble, Mayor of the City of Kingston 

Westchester County

  • Bridget Gibbons, Director of Economic Development, representing County Executive George Latimer 
  • Lisa Hochman, Esq., Legislative Counsel, representing Legislative Chair Vedat Gashi 
  • Althema Goodson, Legislative Aide, 9th District, Office of Chairman Gashi
  • James Cavanaugh, Commissioner of Planning, representing Mayor Michael Spano of the City of Yonkers 

Meetings & Minutes

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  • March 6 Meeting Agenda | Recording
  • June 5 Meeting Agenda | Recording
  • September 4 Meeting Agenda | Recording
  • December 4 Meeting Agenda | Recording