Alyssa Kogon is a long time resident and small business owner in Dutchess County.  She has been an avid community activist and public servant in the Hudson Valley. Born January 26, 1961 in the Bronx, NY, Alyssa was raised in Westchester County and attended the public school system.  Both of her parents were teachers and Alyssa, herself, went on to work in both the Hyde Park and Rhinebeck school systems.  She attended the State University of New York College at Buffalo and graduated with a BA in 1983.  This is where she met her husband of 23 years and Hudson Valley native, Lou.   Upon graduation; Alyssa went onto a fashion career in New York City.  However, she left her profession to move to the Hudson Valley and raise her two children Miranda and Samuel on the family farm in town of Clinton. Miranda is a recent graduate of SUNY Potsdam with an elementary education degree.  Samuel is currently attending SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry as an environmental biology major.  Alyssa’s husband Lou is owner of both Kogon’s Paving and Kogon Realty of the Hudson Valley.