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Buckley Appointed to Downtown Board as Smart Growth Rep

Katie Buckley, town administrator for Guilford, was recently appointed to Vermont’s Downtown Development Board. This board oversees the state designation programs – including downtown development districts, village centers and growth centers – that have been an essential part of channeling growth and investment into villages and downtowns. Nominated by VNRC and the Preservation Trust of Vermont (PTV), Buckley will serve as the Board’s smart growth representative.

“Katie has hands-on experience with all of the complexities of community revitalization from her tireless work in Guilford, on the PTV board, and on affordable housing issues. She’ll be a strong voice for smart growth,” said Kate

McCarthy, VNRC’s sustainable communities program director. Buckley is also the Vice President of the Friends of Algiers Village board, and a commissioner for the Windham Regional Commission. She replaces Peg Elmer Hough, who is stepping down after eight years of service in the position. VNRC gives its sincere thanks to Peg for standing up for smart growth and good policy over the years.