Brooks and Yost to Lead Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) Board in 2016
Schwenk and Stafford elected to regional board
The Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies Group (SeVEDS, an organization driving the regional economic development dialogue for the Windham Region) has announced several new additions to its board of directors. At the Board’s Annual Meeting in July, the following members were elected officers for FY2016: Ariel Brooks of Marlboro College will serve as Chair of the board for a second year. Peter Yost of Building Green will serve as Vice Chair. Jill James of Chroma Technologies will continue in her role serving as Board Treasurer. Meg Streeter of Meg Streeter Real Estate in Wilmington will join the leadership team as Secretary. Meg was elected to the board this spring.
The following new members were voted onto the Board of Directors: Avery Schwenk of Hermit Thrush Brewery, Brattleboro and Luke Stafford of Mondo Mediaworks. Avery is a manager and founding member of Hermit Thrush Brewery in Brattleboro. His has a wide array of skills relating to medicine and creative problem solving. He recently moved to Southern Vermont and previously worked as a paramedic and Mentor Program Coordinator for the Delaware County Memorial Hospital Paramedic Department in Media, Pennsylvania. He has volunteered for over a decade with the international creative problem solving organization Destination Imagination and is a former International Challenge Master, Instant Challenge Writer and consultant. Luke is the owner of Mondo Mediaworks, a marketing agency based in Brattleboro. He is also a member of the Newfane School Board and the Vermont Media Alliance Board. He lives in Williamsville with his wife, an elementary school art teacher, and two daughters.
The remaining composition of the SeVEDS Board is as follows: Ann Andreosatos of New Chapter, Martin Langeveld of Strolling of the Heifers, Bill Colvin with the Bennington County Regional Commission, Drew Richards of The Richards Group, Patrick Moreland with the Town of Brattleboro, Susan McMahon of Windham Regional Commission, Bob Stevens of Stevens and Associates, Francis “Dutch” Walsh with the Town of Rockingham, Adam Grinold of the BDCC, and Konstantin Von Krusenstiern with the Brattleboro Retreat.
SeVEDS is an affiliate of the BDCC that grew from a 2008 grassroots effort, initiated by BDCC, to reverse the economic decline of the Windham Region. In 2014, after multiple years of regional input, education and data gathering, SeVEDS submitted the Windham Region’s federally recognized Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. For more information on the CEDS or SeVEDS visit www.seveds.com or contact Jodi Clark, SeVEDS Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org They will be releasing the next request for project proposals, both new and updated for CEDS (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies) 2016 implementation work in the coming weeks.