County executives Ed Day of Rockland, Rob Astorino of Westchester, and Maryellen Odell of Putnam will participate in a Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress panel discussion of county issues Friday, April 25, in Suffern.
Astorino, Day and Odell are expected to field questions on topics ranging from county finances and the state tax cap, to the battle to keep young people and young families in the Hudson Valley.
“It has grown increasingly difficult at the county level to achieve the fine balance that is needed to provide services and control costs while still looking toward the future,” said Pattern for Progress president and CEO Jonathan Drapkin, moderator of the event. “Our discussions with county executives are always revealing and often fascinating when it comes to the strategies they are using to meet the challenges.”
The April 25 event is the second in a series of regional county leadership discussions. The first took place in March among the executives of Orange, Ulster, Dutchess and Sullivan before a sold-out crowd of 350.
Event sponsors include Westchester Medical Center, AKRF, Chase, Construction Industry Council of the Hudson Valley, Holt Construction, Keane & Beane P.C., Marshall & Sterling, Mohonk Preserve, Monticello Motor Club, SUNY New Paltz, and Vanacore DeBenedictus DiGovanni & Weddell.
The breakfast begins at 7:45 a.m. and concludes at 9:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza, 3 Executive Blvd, Suffern. Tickets are $45 for members and $55 for non-members; table pricing and event sponsorships are also available. Please call the Pattern office at 845-565-4900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or reservations.