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Smart Growth Vermont Announces Board Changes

Robin Scheu, Executive Director of the Addison County Economic Development Corporation in Middlebury, is our new board Chair. John Ewing will continue as an active member of the board with his new title of Founder. “After 12 years as Chair I am delighted to transfer the office to Robin who has a long history of non-profit leadership,” said John.
“John was the visionary for this organization,” said Robin, “and it’s had a great impact across Vermont under his leadership. Thanks in large part to John, Smart Growth Vermont is in a strong position to make even more progress in assisting communities with planning for and managing land use and development. I look forward to serving and to helping guide Smart Growth Vermont on the next stage of the journey.”

Chuck Lief Joins the Board

Chuck Lief, principal of The Hartland Group in Colchester, the newest board member, said, “As a developer I understand the economic opportunities and long term stability which arise in communities that practice careful land use. Smart Growth Vermont has long been the leader in supporting good planning-both visionary and practical. It emphasizes the essential need to balance growth and conservation as we improve the economy and preserve our heritage.” For a complete bio of all our other Board members, visit About Us.