Gus Seelig to Receive Gibb Award

Gus Seelig to Receive Gibb Award

Gus Seelig, Executive Director of the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB), will be this year’s recipient of the prestigious Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership.

“It takes somebody with vision to go from an idea to the comprehensive program which VHCB is today,” said Darby Bradley of the Vermont Land Trust. “Gus also had the vision and creativity to take advantage of opportunities that came along which would leverage the State’s dollars for housing or conservation, or would take on some related program that would further VHCB’s overall objective.”

The Gibb Award honors the lifetime work of Arthur Gibb, often referred to as the “Father of Act 250.” Each winner must demonstrate a series of characteristics and achievements in addition to leadership: vision, commitment to public service, creativity, the ability to balance competing interests, integrity and humility.

“He [Gus] believes strongly that rising waters gather all boats so if his partners get recognition so will everyone else,” said Chris Hart of the Brattleboro Housing Authority. “This recognition is then ‘shared’ with all of us engaged in the goals and work of VHCB and groups such as Smart Growth Vermont.”

Join us to celebrate Gus’ achievements at our Arthur Gibb Award Ceremony Wednesday, September 15 at the T.W. Wood Art Gallery in Montpelier. Tickets are $35 and there are still sponsorships available. Register online.