SARANAC LAKE — The Adirondack Diversity Initiative (ADI) has hired its
first director.

The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) announced that Nicole
Hylton-Patterson of the Bronx will take on the leadership position for the
Initiative, which aims to make the Adirondack region a more welcoming and
inclusive place for residents and visitors.

Hylton-Patterson, acting director of a Westchester County college’s social
justice center, will begin serving as ADI’s diversity director Dec. 2. She
will be based at ANCA’s office in downtown Saranac Lake.