Heather Brown graduates Pattern for Progress Fellows Program   

(Newburgh) – County Manager David P. Fanslau announced that Heather E. Brown, Research Analyst in the Offices of the County Manager and Management and Budget, has graduated as part of the 2009 – 2010 Pattern for Progress Fellows Program.  Heather also serves as the Coordinator of the Office of Sustainable Energy within the County Manager’s Office.

The Fellows Program is an innovative regional leadership program begun in 2007, the Pattern Fellows Program is aimed at expanding the horizons of those already acknowledged as leaders in their respective communities and disciplines, helping them serve as models for those seeking a more regional approach to their work.

Heather Brown was among twenty Fellows graduating the Pattern Fellows program during a luncheon discussion Following the Leader: a panel discussion on leadership and mentoring.  The program was held Wednesday at the Powelton Club in Newburgh.

“Heather has shown great leadership is crafting the Sullivan County Office of Sustainable Energy from a concept in 2008 to a functional asset of the County government,” said Fanslau.  The Sullivan County Legislature created a standing legislative committee earlier this year.  “The Sustainability Policy Committee relies primarily upon Heather Brown for research and staff support,” added Fanslau.

“Heather’s research training has become an integral part of the County’s budget process, and the performance management paradigm that has been in practice since 2007.  The Strategic Plan compilation and performance measures analysis is spearheaded by Heather’s efforts,” said Fanslau.

“We are certain that Heather will utilize the education that she obtained through her participation in the Pattern Fellows Program to further aid Sullivan County,” said Fanslau.

Fanslau and Joshua A. Potosek, Deputy County Manager/Commissioner of Management and Budget attended the graduation ceremony today in recognition of Heather’s graduation and accomplishments as a Pattern Program Fellow.

For more information, please contact David P. Fanslau 845-807-0450

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