The Hudson 7 is an intermunicipal council representing the seven municipalities that draw drinking water from the Hudson River. The council was officially formed on May 31, 2018 when all seven municipalities gathered to sign an Intermunicipal Agreement.
Together, our drinking water systems serve over 100,000 people in Ulster and Dutchess Counties. The water that supplies our drinking water originates from a broad area of the Hudson Valley. View a map of the source watershed.
The Hudson 7 came together to join forces to protect our collective water supply through planning, advocacy and action.
Voting Members and Alternates
Mayor Gary Bassett, Village of Rhinebeck (Chair)
Supervisor Jay Baisley, Town of Poughkeepsie (Vice Chair)
Councilwoman Emily Svenson, Town of Hyde Park (Secretary)
Councilman Bill Carlos, Town of Poughkeepsie
Supervisor Aileen Rohr, Town of Hyde Park
Supervisor Shannon Harris, Town of Esopus
Water Superintendent Don Kiernan, Town of Esopus (TBD)
Supervisor Paul Hansut, Town of Lloyd
Councilman Mike Guerriro, Town of Lloyd
ECC Neil Curri, Town of Lloyd
Mayor Rob Rolison, City of Poughkeepsie
Plant Operator Randy Alstadt, Poughkeepsies’ Water Treatment Facility, City of Poughkeepsie
Supervisor Elizabeth Spinzia, Town of Rhinebeck
Randy Alstadt, Poughkeepsies’ Water Treatment Plant Operator (Technical Advisor)
Don Kiernan, Town of Esopus Superintendent of Port Ewen Water/Sewer District
Bryan Alix, Village of Rhinebeck Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator
Adam Litman, Town of Lloyd Water and Sewer Administrator
Rebecca Martin, Riverkeeper, serving as interim coordinator
Dan Shapley, Riverkeeper Water Quality Program Director
The Hudson 7 is thankful to Riverkeeper for its leadership and support.