In honor of former Vermont legislator Arthur Gibb, who dedicated much of his life to public service to ensure that Vermont is a better place for future generations, VNRC is accepting nominations for the 2022 Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership.
We seek to honor an individual whose leadership has brought about positive and lasting change in the way that individual’s community integrates growth and conservation.
If you know a land use leader in Vermont who you want to recognize, we encourage you to submit a nomination by May 9, 2022
All nominees will be considered for the award based on qualities exemplified by Arthur Gibb, including their commitment to public service, leadership, vision, humility, creativity, balance and integrity.
Past award winners can be found here and include:
- Nancy Patch, Franklin/Grand Isle County Forester for the VT Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation
- Peter Gregory, Executive Director of the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission
- Madeleine Kunin, Former Governor of Vermont (1985-1991)
- Paul Costello, Executive Director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development
- Warren King, Life-long conservationist and community volunteer, Ripton
- Elisabeth Kulas, Executive Director and Project Developer, Housing Trust of Rutland County
- Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
- Andrea Morgante, Hinesburg community member and leader
- Bob Klein, Former State Director, Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
- John Ewing, Founder, Vermont Forum on Sprawl (later renamed Smart Growth Vermont and merged with VNRC in 2011)
- Gus Seelig, Executive Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
- Rob Woolmington, Attorney, Bennington, Vermont
- Paul Bruhn, Executive Director, Preservation Trust of Vermont
- Robert Lloyd, Planning Commission Chair, Tinmouth, Vermont
- Connie Snow, Executive Director, Windham and Windsor Housing Trust
Smart Growth Vermont founded the Arthur Gibb Award in 2006, and merged with VNRC in July 2011. VNRC is committed to continuing the important work of Smart Growth Vermont, including the tradition of celebrating Vermont’s land use leaders.