With state funding, Adirondack Diversity Initiative hires first director

November, 2019

SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Diversity Initiative, a collaboration of groups focused on making the Adirondack Park more inclusive, finally has a director.

Nicole Hylton-Patterson, of the Bronx, is taking the helm starting Dec. 2 and will be based out of the Adirondack North Country Association’s Saranac Lake office, according to a news release.

Hylton-Patterson is the acting director of the Westchester County college’s social justice center. She said he is excited to take on the role.

“As someone who understands the challenges facing spaces that are perceived as lacking aspects of human diversity, I look forward to working with the Adirondack communities and New York state,” Hylton-Patterson added in a news release. “The opportunity to expand our understanding of the region and the way we welcome and celebrate differences is one that requires a willingness to first make ourselves vulnerable. Yet, it is only when we see ourselves for who we are that we can ask the same of others. I’m looking forward to putting these principles into action in my new role in the Adirondacks.”

Read the full article in the Glens Falls Post-Star