May 7, 2020






Hudson, NY – The Columbia County Comeback Committee was formed last week by Columbia County Board of Supervisors to assist Columbia County businesses as the county looks ahead to the re-start of business activities.  The Committee has been tasked to serve as a resource for county businesses to navigate the new normal and develop initiatives to help business owners adapt and respond. Although we can’t be certain when the state will allow for business to be conducted, we can plan to be prepared with Columbia Comeback in a major support role.

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Committee Members


Matt Murell, Columbia County Board of Supervisors


Jeff Hunt, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce

Michael Tucker, Columbia Economic Development Corporation

County Department Representatives

Jack Mabb – County Health Director

Bill Black – County Emergency Management Office

Ann Cooper – County Tourism Administrator

County Elected Officials

County Clerk Holly Tanner

County Treasurer PJ Keeler


Robert Beaury (Germantown),

Rob Lagonia (Austerlitz)

Tistrya Houghtling (New Lebanon)

City of Hudson Mayor

Kamal Johnson


Joe Gilbert, the Berry Farm

Arts & Culture

Annie Brody, The Crandell Theatre

Consumer Services

Bruce Bohnsack, gTel

Craft Beverages

Tom Crowell, Chatham Brewing


Jock Winch, Claverack Construction


John Brusie, Ginsberg’s Foods


Carlee Drummer, Columbia-Greene Community College

Neil Howard, Taconic Hills Central School District

Health Care

Jay Cahalan, Columbia Memorial Health


Rita Birmingham, Mount Merino Manor

Robert Rasner, Elijah Slocum, Inc. and Inn at 34


John Lee, Saturn Industries

Not for Profit

Elena Mosely, Operation Unite

Professional Service

Derick LaTorre, MetzWood Insurance


Marie Chambers, LookHudson


Bob Lucke, The Cascades

Rob Lagonia, Lagonia’s Restaurant