2008 Art Gibb Award for Individual Leadership 

Paul Bruhn has helped direct so much public and private investment into dozens of Vermont towns, villages and cities. The projects Paul has taken on have grabbed headlines – usually good ones – and have acted as catalysts for entire communities and entire regions throughout the state. Most importantly, Paul has been a leader – someone many of us turn to when we need an idea advanced or a sticky situation mediated. These are qualities that have helped Vermont become a state recognized internationally as something special, something unique and something worth advancing.

– US Senator Patrick Leahy

Paul Bruhn, Executive Director of Preservation Trust of Vemont, was honored as the 2008 recipient of the Art Gibb Award for Individual Leasdership, for his significant contribution to preserving Vermont’s landscapes, village centers and historic landmarks.  Since 1980, Preservation Trust of Vermont has touched the lives of Vermonters in almost every city and town in the state from the Latchis Hotel & Theater in Brattleboro, to the Opera House at Enosburg Falls.