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2008 Arthur Gibb Awards a Huge Success!

On Wednesday, December 10, friends and colleagues from throughout Vermont filled the Vergennes Opera House to honor Paul Bruhn, founder and Executive Director of the Preservation Trust of Vermont, as Smart Growth Vermont’s 2008 recipient of the Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership.
We were honored that night that Governor Douglas and representatives from Peter Welch’s and Senator Patrick Leahy’s office joined us to share the Congressmen’s remarks about Paul. Senator Leahy had this to say in a special digital message:

“Paul Bruhn has helped direct so much public and private investment into dozens of Vermont towns, villages and cities The projects Paul has taken on have grabbed headlines – usually good ones – and have acted as catalysts for entire communities and entire regions throughout the state. Most importantly, Paul has been a leader – someone many of us turn to when we need an idea advanced or a sticky situation mediated. These are qualities that have helped Vermont become a state recognized internationally as something special, something unique and something worth advancing.”

The Board and Staff of Smart Growth Vermont are grateful to our sponsors for allowing us the opportunity to honor outstanding Vermont citizens with the legacy of Arthur Gibb’s commitment to safeguarding Vermont’s values and unique landscape.
For more on the evening, visit the 2008 Art Gibb page on our website.