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Local Labor Leader Daniel Ortega Named to Board of Directors  for Orange County Chamber of Commerce

Daniel Ortega, Community Affairs, Engineer Labor-Employee Cooperative , appointed to the Board of Directors of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce.

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. (Jan. 5, 2024) – Daniel Ortega of the Engineers Labor-Employee Cooperative (ELEC 825) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, a 1,200-member business organization in the Village of Maybrook.


Ortega, who oversees community affairs outreach at ELEC 825, brings to the board vast knowledge and expertise in advancing economic development, infrastructure and construction initiatives. Through these efforts, he continues to pursue and promote ELEC’s mission to foster an environment that creates economic development and construction in the region, which includes the State of New Jersey and five counties in the Hudson Valley in New York: Delaware, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster. Ortega is also a member of 17-Forward-86, a broad-based coalition of industry, trade and civic representatives advocating to improve mobility and safety in the region by adding an additional travel lane along Route 17 to convert the corridor to I-86 in Orange and Sullivan counties.


“I am thrilled to welcome Daniel Ortega to our Board of Directors,” said Heather Bell, president and CEO of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce. “Daniel’s addition to our board promises invaluable contributions, blending legislative expertise with a wealth of community development and trade industry knowledge. His multifaceted expertise is pivotal for driving our economic development success.”


“I’m delighted with the opportunity to join my distinguished colleagues on the Board of Directors of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce,” said Ortega. “I look forward to collaborating with Chamber President Heather Bell and the board to advance the Chamber’s vital mission of fostering success within the business community and improving the quality of life in our region.”


Ortega, who has served as the chair of the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee, joins a host of business leaders of diverse expertise on the Board of Directors. A list of board members is available at



The Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative, ELEC 825, is a collaborative labor-management organization representing building contractor associations in New York and New Jersey. ELEC 825 works to expand economic development and stimulate growth working with chambers of commerce, business partnerships, professional associations and industry coalitions to support policies, legislation and regulations that encourage responsible economic development.



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