Our Champions

People are the Power of Thrive

From the first discussions about the future of the region in 2008 to the Thrive 2055 volunteer project management team, the engine that powers Thrive has always been people.

Thousands of the region's citizens continue their voices to conversations about the future with surveys, by participating in programs and attending meetings. An active coalition of established and emerging leaders spend hour upon hour addressing the challenges facing the region. 

Our volunteer Board of Trustees keeps Thrive on course. A growing network of community and student leaders has embraced the region's vision in order to propel us toward a vibrant and sustainable future.

And our donors provide the foundation that allows us to engage and collaborate with the amazing people of this region.


  • The People of the Tristate Region
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Boards of Education
  • Private Land Owners
  • Business and Industry
  • Conservation Biologists
  • Transit Agencies
  • Private Foundations
  • Metropolitan and Rural Planning Agencies
  • Students
  • National, State and Local Parks
  • Universities and Colleges
  • Logistics and Shipping Companies