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Smart Growth Vermont Welcomes New Board Members

Former Governor Madeleine Kunin and Darby Bradley recently left the Board of Smart Growth Vermont to take on other projects and we wish them well in their future pursuits. Though it will be difficult to fill their shoes, we are pleased to welcome two new members, Ellen Strauss and Robin Scheu.
Robin Scheu brings a variety of conservation experience. She served seven years on the Vermont Land Trust board, four as Board Chair; several years on Middlebury’s first Conservation Committee; and as Interim District Manager of the Addison County Solid Waste Management District. In addition, Robin has 16 years of banking experience with a major international bank. She brings over 25 years experience in both the corporate and nonprofit worlds to her private consulting practice. Robin received her MS in Management from Antioch University New England and her BA is from Smith College.
We are also excited to have Ellen Strauss serving on our Board. Ellen has led and been a team member for a wide range of planning projects including Village Improvement Plans, all of which focused on the repairing and developing the local vernacular, streetscape, pedestrian and community feel. She is active in planning, recreation, trail and preservation issues in Warren and serves as a member of the Mad River Valley Rural Resource Commission / CLG.
She received her Bachelor’s degree and Maters in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. She currently lives in Warren with her family.
The full bios on our new board members can be read in About Us.