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Hilary Smith

My love for the Catskills / Hudson Valley and my family’s long-standing presence in Woodstock has kept me in the area while others have come and gone. With the goal of making a positive impact on my community and the environment, I graduated from Marist College with a dual major in Environmental and Political Science, minoring in Economics. I was a Senior Planner for a Hudson Valley-based Planning and Development Consulting firm for over a decade and was admitted to the American Institute of Certified Planners. My work primarily involved municipal planning services (reviewing Site Plans, Subdivisions, etc) and environmental impact analysis and review pursuant to New York State’s SEQR act. Sounds like important and community-changing work, but more often than not it was bureaucracy, opposing interests and unsatisfying compromises.