Tiffany Martin has had a long and successful track record in both the public and private sectors. In 2016, Tiffany became the first ever elected female mayor for the city of Hudson, New York. Prior to her mayoral term, she held elected office as a member and later Vice President of the Hudson City School District Board of Education. In her time on the Board of Education, District graduation rates increased from 58% to 80%. She sat on the team that successfully renegotiated contracts with the Teachers union and CSEA, as well as non-union contracts.
In 2016, only six months into office as mayor, Tiffany was awarded ‘Best Elected Official’ in Columbia County, New York. As an ex-officio member of the Hudson Development Corporation’s Board of Directors, Tiffany worked with other State and Federal officials, including Senator Charles Schumer, to open discussions with CSX to pave the way for future sale of a key parcel of land in Hudson’s waterfront district, opening up opportunities for mixed-use development in an underutilized former industrial area. She also held meetings and facilitated discussions with City, County, and State officials to help secure funding for the reconstruction of the only bridge connecting the City of Hudson to its waterfront.
In 2017, Tiffany worked side by side with the Executive Director of the Hudson Development Corporation and community stakeholders to develop Hudson’s application for a $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) grant, which focused on building public/private partnerships projected to result in 8-10x positive economic impact and improve overall livability for City residents. The Downtown Revitalization Initiative is part of Governor Cuomo’s comprehensive approach to transform communities into vibrant neighborhoods and boost local economies. Hudson was selected in the DRI’s second round after its proposal, together with the proposals from other Capital Region communities, went through a competitive process, which included the Capital Region Economic Development Council’s weighing of eight criteria before recommending Hudson as its nominee for winner.