July 21, 2017

Skiff wins community volunteering award

Ruth Skiff was recently honored with a United Way Building Block Award. (Observer courtesy photo)

Ruth Skiff was recently honored with a United Way Building Block Award. (Observer courtesy photo)

Observer staff report

Williston resident Ruth Skiff was among 49 Chittenden County volunteers to earn one of this year’s United Way Building Block Awards.

Skiff is being honored for her work as an RSVP Matter of Balance coach through Fletcher Allen’s Community Health Improvement Program.

United Way’s Building Block Award recognizes volunteers who help build a strong community in the areas of education, income and health. Together, the 49 volunteers represent 195 years of service and contributed more than 7,340 hours each year as volunteers in our community.

The Building Block Award winners will be honored for their work at the United Way’s LIVE UNITED Breakfast, held Sept. 4 from 8 – 10 a.m. at the Sheraton in South Burlington. Each individual nominated will receive a Certificate of Thanks from United Way of Chittenden County and a pair of tickets to a fall performance donated by the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.

The public is invited to attend; the cost is $20 per person. Visit www.unitedwaycc.org for more information.


  1. tcoletta says:

    almost 3 decades ago when williston started it’s development review process the public works section was pushing for a wider roadway typical for residential streets. The town adopted 30 ft widths vs 24ft. That’s 6/24 (30%) additional impervious area and runoff that needs to treated before flowing into ALLEN BROOK. The town and selectboard have indicated a lack of interest to reach out and help communties like mine that have had expired stormwater permits for more then a decade. Its always been a wait and see, well I see where this headed now.

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