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Gus Seelig Honored With Art Gibb Award

Close to 140 people crowded the T.W. Wood Gallery in Montpelier a few weeks ago at a gala event to applaud the 2010 recipient of the Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership, Gus Seelig of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board.

Speakers from Smart Growth Vermont, the offices of Representative Welch as well as Senators Sanders and Leahy congratulated Gus on his creative, collaborative approach to leadership that has resulted in an organization that brings affordable housing and land conservation efforts under one roof. Since it was founded, the VHCB has funded almost 10,000 affordable homes and conserved over 370,000 acres of farmland, wildlife habitat and recreational areas.

“We need more of the kind of quiet, collaborative leadership Gus provides,” said Steven Kimbell in his introduction of Gus.

The award, donated by Danforth Pewter, was presented to Gus by Robin Scheu, chair of the Smart Growth Vermont board. We thank all our sponsors for helping us make this a truly special night for Gus.