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Member Spotlight: Judy Chaves, Ferrisburgh

Smart Growth Vermont empowers lay people without backgrounds in land use or law to have a voice. The organization gives us the tools to know what to do so a plain old resident like myself can have a say in the future of our community. They have also helped us stand up to wealthy, powerful interests that threaten the viability of our town. By becoming a member of Smart Growth Vermont, I know I am helping the organization help other Vermonters.
Smart Growth Vermont helped Friends of Ferrisburgh for Responsible Growth, but ours isn’t just a local issue – it’s an issue that is happening all over the state. With their assistance, we hope we have set an example for other communities that local citizens can make a difference – all we need is a little help, and Smart Growth Vermont is here for all of us.