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Hudson Valley Regional Council honors retiring chairman

January 9, 2013

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 for the HVRC.

“It was so appropriate to honor him at Washington’s Headquarters,” said the council’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,” said Pomeroy.