Hudson Valley Magazine proudly presents:
Essential Hudson Valley
We need your help to give back to those who have given so much.
The Essential Hudson Valley nomination period is closed. Thank you for your interest.
Do you know a Hudson Valley resident or employee who has made a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic? Hudson Valley wants to celebrate the essential people who keep our region moving during this unprecedented time; individuals who embody the spirit of selflessness and grit, whether they are working in a hospital ICU, as your mail carrier, or at the cash register at the grocery store.
We are seeking nominations for individuals in all settings from first responders in healthcare and emergency services to workers in essential businesses such as restaurants and pharmacies to volunteers making Personal Protective Equipment and preparing meals for school kids.
Our panel of judges will assess each nominee and select the Essential Hudson Valley honorees. These individuals will be profiled in our September 2020 issue.
Eligibility: nominees must live in or work in the Hudson Valley.
Please feel free to nominate more than one person.
The ballot was open from April 29 to May 29, 2020.
See esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026 for more examples of essential businesses.