Dick talks about his candidacy for the Middlebury Selectboard. He describes his experience serving on the Planning Commission and working for many years as a professional contractor overseeing a vast array of construction projects, including some of considerable size and significance. He speaks to how this expertise will be crucial as we contemplate moving forward with the Downtown railway renovation project, which looks set to radically impact the Town on every level – then goes on to share his perspective on various fundamental issues, from taxes, to economic development to our aging population. A great introduction to this eminently qualified contender. Recorded 1/28/16.
The dynamic and exceedingly articulate Vice President of Philanthropy at
the Vermont Community Foundation talks about the core mission of the
organization, connecting compassionate and socially responsible individuals
with programs and projects that will employ the resources they have to
offer to the best possible effect. Patrick talks with fervor about the
tremendous benefit the Foundation is providing to our communities, gaining
a rich and nuanced sense of the most pressing needs and providing remedy by
funding a broad spectrum of enterprises, from the sweeping to the modest
and innovative. Recorded 1/21/16.
The bright and innovative Director of Education and Program & Outreach Coordinator of Havurah talks about her role in the organization. Sarit shares her enthusiastic vision for the future, providing services and a broad array of programming to the diverse Jewish community – and energetically building connections within the wider community. Her expansive and welcoming view of Havurah and of Judaism is uplifting, and her positive energy is deeply engaging. Recorded 1/14/16.
The new President of Middlebury College describes her expansive role, striving to dynamically engage with as many of the school’s stakeholders as possible, from students to faculty and staff to members of the wider Middlebury community and beyond. Laurie’s ardor for the institution – for its innovative and enterprising pedagogical approaches and its gifted and socially committed student body – is inspiring, and her vision of a deeply rooted and sustainably connected establishment is exciting. Eminently intelligent, articulate and earnest, Laurie shines in this interview as an enriching addition to our rich hamlet.
Producer: Jennifer Molineaux
Public, Educational, and Governmental Access for Middlebury, Vermont