ROBERT LLOYD, TINMOUTH, VT

2007 Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership 

Bob Lloyd is a community builder who has proven himself to be an asset to Tinmouth and the state of Vermont.  During the years 2004 to 2006, Lloyd was  President of the Vermont Association of Planning and Development Agencies (VAPDA), and the Chair of the Rutland Regional Planning Commission (RRPC). Lloyd was also President of Vermont Coverts: Woodlands for Wildlife, for five years, from 1999 to 2004.  Currently, Lloyd is Chair of the Tinmouth Board of Adjustment and Vice Chair of the Tinmouth Planning Commission.Lloyd has spent his life working with local, regional and state organizations to plan for strong communities.  To do this, he uses sound planning principles, balances diverse public objectives and builds consensus around common goals.In the early 1980s, Lloyd helped organize the Tinmouth Land Trust.  Through that organization, and with the Vermont Land Trust, Lloyd has participated in several subsequent conservation projects in town.  Approximately 4,500 acres of Tinmouth’s 18,500 acres are now under conservations easements.In his acceptance speech during the Smart Growth Awards, Bob Lloyd had many people to thank for influencing his work, including his family and the people of Tinmouth.

“In his quiet way, Bob Lloyd profoundly influenced the shape of land conservation not only in Tinmouth, but throughout Vermont. Now he has taken on the added challenges of affordable housing

—Darby Bradley, Vermont Land Trust