At yesterday's meeting of the Hudson Development Corporation, the board voted unanimously to increase the size of the board from the current nine members to a maximum of fifteen members. At present, the board is made up of four elected officials--the mayor and the Common Council president, majority leader, and minority leader--and five representatives from the community. The five community members now serving on the board are: Steve Anderson, vice president for practice management at Columbia Memorial Hospital; Perry Lasher, vice president of commercial lending at The Bank of Greene County; Victor Mendolia, chair of the Hudson City Democratic Committee; Seth Rapport, attorney and mortgage broker; and Lori Selden, co-owner of Mexican Radio.
The plan is to increase the number of community members on the board from five to as many as eleven. People wishing to serve on the HDC board are encouraged to contact Sheena Salvino to express interest, commitment, and qualifications.