Historic Hudson River Towns, Inc. is a consortium of municipalities located along New York’s Hudson River, from Yonkers to Albany, organized under an Inter-municipal Agreement (IMA) with 501(c)3 not-for-profit, tax-exempt status.
HHRT was founded in 1994 (originally called Historic River Towns of Westchester) by mayors and supervisors who saw their main streets failing and were looking for a way to stimulate their local economies. They decided to join forces as an economic development initiative, with tourism as their major focus.
Over the years, the organization has tackled many issues of common concern in the general areas of downtown revitalization, waterfront renewal and tourism development. Our experience has been that, as a group of communities working together, we are able to accomplish more than if we were each working independently. And, as a 501c3 non-profit organization, we can involve the private sector and raise funds in support of collaborative projects.