Vermont Housing and Conservation Board Names New Officers

first_imgChristine Hart and Thomas Weaver Elected as Chair andVice-Chair of Vermont Housing & Conservation Board The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board has elected Christine H. Hart of Brattleboro to serve as chair and Thomas G. Weaver of Essex Junction as vice chair. The board is an independent, state-supported agency established in 1987 to provide funding for affordable housing and conservation of agricultural and recreational land, natural areas and historic properties.Christine Hart is Executive Director of the Brattleboro Housing Authority, a post she has held since 1995. Prior to joining the Housing Authority, Chris was the assistant town manager and town planner for the town of Brattleboro, and project manager for the $8 million construction and renovation project for the Holstein Association in downtown Brattleboro. She served on the Vermont Human Rights Commission for six years. She was appointed to the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board by Governor Douglas in 2004. She is active in town government and involved in a number of local organizations. Chris holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Kansas and received her B.A. in History and Politics from Ithaca College. She lives in Brattleboro with her husband and son, who is attending UVM. Tom Weaver, a builder and real estate developer, is a partner in Bartlett-Weaver Associates in Essex Junction. His professional affiliations include the Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors, the Vermont Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, the Homebuilders Association of Northern Vermont and the National Association of Homebuilders. He is Chair of the Essex Junction Zoning Board and previously served as a trustee and as selectman for the towns of Essex Junction and Essex. He is member of Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission. Tom is married to Susan Faye Morse. They have two daughters, Katherine Martin and Elizabeth Weaver and a grandchild, Sullivan Martin. Outgoing Chair Ken Perine, President of the National Bank of Middlebury who has served as the board chair since 2006, said, Chris and Tom are well-positioned to lead the board in committing funds for community development and conservation projects to increase and improve our supply of affordable housing while maintaining Vermont’s open land and investing in our historic public buildings. Since 1987, VHCB has committed more than $220 million in loans and grants to nonprofit groups, municipalities and state agencies to create 9,000 affordable homes and conserve 370,000 acres of Vermont’s agricultural land, natural areas, recreational land and historic properties.last_img

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