Mid Hudson Valley Regional Well-Being

Active Project? Yes
Year Project Began: 2008
Year of Last Input: 2010
Last Updated: Jul 6 2012
Project Location:
Mid-Hudson Region, New York State
State / Province:
Lead Organization:
Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO)
Type of Organization:

Geographic Scope

County, Multi-County

Issue Areas

Arts and Culture, Children & Youth, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Civic Engagement


The Regional Well-Being Project is focused on measuring and reporting on Mid-Hudson Valley communities’ social, economic, and environmental character that are broadly accepted and allow the tracking of change over time. The research team includes members of the Center for Research, Regional Education and Outreach (CRREO) staff, SUNY New Paltz faculty and students, and community leaders. Community leaders were recruited from among business persons, professional practitioners, environmentalists, economic developers, local governmental officials and educators. In a series of focused meetings, the research team has considered existing related work and articulated community values. As part of this research they are also working with faculty in the development of related teaching materials for use in courses and guiding students in project-related work. The first report on measuring Regional Well-Being, which includes a Regional Well-Being Index, was released in June 2010 and was distributed to local government decision makers. Regularly appearing follow-up reports will be central to the continuing work of CRREO. Through these efforts they seek to inform decision making in the region, focus its efforts, identify opportunities, highlight successes and bring attention where improvement is needed.

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Project Contact:

Kathleen (kt) Tobin Flusser
New Paltz NY USA