November 23, 2014

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Ingram YWCA award finalist

Williston resident Debbie Ingram was recently honored as one of three finalists for the YWCA Thrive Award, an award for the women leaders in communities who most embody YWCA’s goals of “eliminating racism and empowering women.”

Ingram has been the Executive Director of Vermont Interfaith Action, a faith-based community action group, for the past five years. The group has worked to increase the supply of affordable housing in the county and the state, advance health care reform at the state and national levels and improve local transportation. VIA recently joined the Partnership for Change with the Burlington and Winooski school districts to increase engagement by new American parents in their children’s education and transform the high schools into more student-centered learning sites.

New bike racks in Williston

Williston is among more than 40 Vermont communities receiving free bike racks from the Vermont Agency of Transportation. The free-standing racks will be shipped to the town and installed at the fire station, police station, Old Brick Church, Rossignol Park and Brennan Park.

Madeleine Kunin to address CVAA

Madeleine Kunin—the first female governor of Vermont and the first woman to serve three terms as governor in the United States—will speak at CVAA’s Volunteer Recognition and Annual Meeting on Nov. 14 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center in South Burlington. She will give an address titled “Building a Coalition Between Our Children and Our Elders: Intergenerational Policies that Work.” There will be a book signing after the meeting.

Each year CVAA recognizes its staff, volunteers and community partners. The CVAA Annual Meeting explores issues affecting seniors and their caregivers in the Champlain Valley. CVAA will recognize individuals and community partners who have embraced the CVAA mission of providing education, support and services to seniors and their caregivers.

The CVAA Volunteer Recognition and Annual Meeting is free and open to the public. RSVP by Friday, Nov. 9 by calling 865-0360.

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