On Dec. 2, 2019, Nicole Hylton-Patterson was hired as the Adirondack
Diversity Initiative’s first director. A year later, she’s now providing a
bundle of gifts gathered from area shops to an African American family
that’s recently settled in Saranac Lake.

This is one of many initiatives she’s launched to make the region more
welcoming to visitors of diverse backgrounds and, in this case, a family
that’s taking up residence.