Adam Bosch Named President & CEO Of Hudson Valley Pattern For Progress

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Bosch, An Environmentalist, Activist, And Former Journalist, Replaces Jonathan Drapkin, Who Led Organization For 15 Years


Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress has named Adam Bosch to be the organization’s next president and chief executive officer. Bosch, a lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley, replaces Jonathan Drapkin, who stepped down as president of Pattern in December after leading the organization for 15 years.

adam bosch“I am excited to lead the team at Pattern for Progress during a time when the Hudson Valley faces so many challenges and opportunities,” Bosch said. “Our region has long trusted Pattern to develop plans and policies that are based on objective research, steering our communities toward a more prosperous and equitable future. I’m eager to amplify the work of Pattern’s talented staff by collaborating with leaders across the region who have the passion and authority to turn our research into action.”

Founded in 1965, Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress is a nonprofit policy, planning, advocacy and research organization focused on promoting regional, balanced, sustainable, and equitable solutions that enhance the growth and vitality of the Hudson Valley. Pattern provides research on emerging trends and works with leaders to find regional approaches to challenging issues including housing, local government efficiency, education, land use policy, transportation, and infrastructure.

Bosch joined Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress in 2012 as vice president of research and external affairs. Bosch authored reports on the adaptive re-use of closed school buildings across the region, New York’s tax cap, and an investigation of Rockland County’s budget deficit. His examination of Rockland County’s fiscal crisis, and recommendations to solve it, earned Pattern the President’s Award from the Rockland County Business Association.

Prior to coming to the organization, Bosch worked as a journalist, college professor, and policy analyst across the region.

For the past nine years, Bosch has served as director of public affairs for the New York City water supply system – the largest municipal water supply in the nation. In that role, Bosch was responsible for community outreach, intergovernmental affairs, education programs and more. He served as the primary liaison between New York City and federal, state, and local officials across the Hudson Valley and Catskills on issues related to the city’s reservoir system and its infrastructure. His work focused on explaining the operation, maintenance and protection of the water supply system that serves nearly 10 million New Yorkers, while the city pursued several large capital projects to upgrade its dams, aqueducts, and treatment facilities in the region.

“Adam is the perfect choice to lead Pattern for Progress at this important time for the Hudson Valley,” said Drapkin. “Throughout his career, Adam has built many strong relationships across the region. Those who have worked with Adam respect and trust him for his savvy advice, creative thinking and ability to knit issues together.  Adam is a thorough researcher and an articulate communicator who will help the region assess where it was before the pandemic, and where it needs to go in the future. Pattern was indeed fortunate to attract Adam to this vital position.”

Born and raised in the Town of Newburgh in Orange County, Bosch earned his bachelor’s degree from SUNY New Paltz, and his master’s degree from Columbia University in the City of New York.

He serves as a volunteer on the Catskill Advisory Group, a state-appointed panel that is developing a strategic framework to tackle the challenges and opportunities of increased visitation to the Catskill Park. He also serves on a nationwide advisory group that is developing risk communications for perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water supplies.

Bosch will join Pattern for Progress on Jan. 31.