Governor Speaks at WRC's 50 Year Celebration
On Tuesday, June 23rd the WRC celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gathering of current and past Commissioners and staff, elected officials, state agencies, and many other friends overlooking the Connecticut River Valley from the vantage point of the School for International Training in Dummerston. The warm and humid evening didn't dampen the energy among the approximately 150 people in attendance, and the threatening storms skirted north and south of the gathering.
The Governor, and former WRC Commissioner for Putney, Peter Shumlin addressed the group, and was followed by the premiere of a 5 minute video about the WRC and its work. Former WRC staff member and current Citizen Interest Commissioner for Housing, Greg Brown, presented the 50th anniversary history he pulled together and edited. Copies were made available to all who attended. Thanks to the 50th Anniversary Committee - Bill Schmidt, Lew Sorensen, Jim Matteau, Greg Brown, and Piet van Loon for helping to organize all of this year's anniversary activities, and Associate Director Susan McMahon for staffing the effort. The 50th Anniversary book and the WRC video are available here. A video of Governor Shumlin's keynote address is available here. Thank you to the Windham Foundation for underwriting the production of the video and history.
Here's to another 50 years of service to the towns and people of the Windham Region!