Fellow Greensboro Association Members:
Thank you for your continued and unwavering support for the Greensboro Association and its mission to support our village and protect Caspian Lake and its surrounding environment.
This year saw the successful continuation of all of the Association’s important ongoing activities as well as meaningful growth in the Fund for Greensboro and significant work done to further professionalize our Association. Ongoing activities included monitoring, protecting and advocating for the lake, participating in town planning, contributing to the fireworks program, and supporting the broader community through the annual grants program. Ad hoc initiatives included the adoption of enhanced governance policies and procedures for the organization, retention of a professional asset manager for the Fund for Greensboro, and adoption and implementation of an updated accounting system.
As we set out our plan for the coming year, we intend to:
- continue the vigilant work required to protect our lake and surrounding environments,
- maintain our support of the local organizations, clubs, activities and initiatives that improve the vibrancy of our village, environment and community,
- increase the inclusiveness, involvement, and impact of our membership, and
- further enhance our organizational foundation and increase its sustainability and resiliency.
This important work is made possible through countless hours of volunteer service by our members and supported through annual dues and generous contributions from each of you. If you haven’t already done so, please consider supporting the Fund for Greensboro Endowment and/or the Lake Reserve Fund; two funds established to support our community and protect Caspian Lake for future generations.
The Greensboro Association is led by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees who contribute their time and considerable expertise to further our mission.
- Class of 2019 – Andy Dales, Linda Ely, Betsy Hunt, Don Jenkins, Naomi Ranz-Schleifer, Stew Arnold, and Allison Stegner
- Class of 2020 – Devin Burgess, Rick Lovett, Karen Gowen, Havilah Mann, Mary Parker, John Schweizer, and Mary White
- Class of 2021 – Mike Metcalf, Day Patterson, Becky Arnold, Sara Slater, Vince Cubbage, John Stone III, and Tim Nisbet
Please contact Don Jenkins, Chair of the Nominating Committee, if you are interested in serving on the Board.
There are two upcoming dates relevant to the Association for our members to note. Please plan to attend these meetings if you are in town and able.
Town Meeting – Tuesday, March 5th at 10:00am at The Highland Center
for the Arts.
- Becky Arnold has been invited to provide a brief summary of the Fund for Greensboro to town residents at this meeting. Becky has done a tremendous job advancing the FFG to the stage where it will soon be able to contribute supplemental investment proceeds to the Association’s Annual Grants Program.
- Greensboro Association Annual Meeting – Thursday, August 8th at 4:00pm at the United Church of Christ in Greensboro.
Several important community initiatives are also underway in Greensboro and the surrounding area that warrant mentioning.
- The Bend Revitalization Initiative (BRI) was created in April 2018 and is chaired by Dan Predpall. The group includes longtime residents of the Bend, new residents, business owners, retirees, and young parents, who are looking for ways to stimulate the economy and enhance the overall community.
- Greensboro’s Planning Commission is forming an Affordable Housing Steering Committee, tasked in reviewing the Town’s options to increase Affordable Housing.
- Greensboro Recreation Committee is seeking a state grant to initiate the development of the Greensboro Recreation Trail System. The Trail System seeks to connect our two village center communities as well as tie into the expanded Lamoille Rail Trail system.
There are a number of good sources to keep current on our
community and local events including:
- Greensboro Association website www.GreensboroAssociation.org
- Town of Greensboro website www.GreensboroVT.org
- Greensboro Bend Revitalization Project website www.TheBendVT.org
- Highland Center for the Arts at www.HighlandArtsVT.org
- Subscribe to the Hardwick Gazette at www.HardwickGazette.com
Finally, please join me in recognizing our prior President, John Stone, and his steady stewardship and dedicated commitment to the advancement of our organization – a job well done!