New Board Members Provide Support for Sustainable Home Ownership in Vermont

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Ludy Biddle, Executive Director NeighborWorks of Western Vermont
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NeighborWorks of Western Vermont names new board members to assist in the ongoing work of revitalizing neighborhoods in Vermont and Providing access to healthy and safe homes.

Rutland, VT – NeighborWorks of Western Vermont (NWWVT) board president Rich Carlson announces the addition of several new members to the board of directors. NWWVT is a not for profit that works to help Vermonters achieve sustainable homeownership.

During the spring of 2016, NWWVT welcomed four members to the board of directors with the focus on helping to drive the mission which is to strengthen the development of Vermont’s economy by promoting safe, efficient and stable housing, and community projects through education, technical assistance, and financial services.

Naomi Roche, a Victim Advocate at the Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office and a member of the Rutland Mental Health Services team, joins the board to share her perspective on how to support Vermont residents working to achieve or maintain healthy homeownership.

Chris Condon of Green Mountain Power’s Energy Innovation Center joins the board as an experienced resource on issues of energy efficiency and opportunities for Vermont residents to access new programs and solutions to improve their energy usage and overall home health.

Karen Bartlett is a Supervisor at O’Brien Shortle Reynolds & Sabotka, an accounting firm based in Rutland City joins the board to share her financial background and knowledge of the region.

Bruce Wilson, the executive director of Service Rendered, a non profit focused on helping the youth of Vermont reach their goals, joins the board to provide his insight into the issues facing Vermont residents.

During the 2015 calendar year, NWWVT welcomed several new board members including Captain Scott Tucker of the Rutland Police Department, Bruce Bullock CEO of Marble Valley HealthWorks, and Rebecca Banco the Physician Recruiter for Rutland Regional Medical Center.

NWWVT Board members help to direct and inform the organization on new and continuing initiatives including recent developments such as the partnership with the Rutland Regional Medical Center to deliver home repair services to patients in critical need, HEAT Squad’s expansion to Kentucky, and NWWVT’s participation in Project VISION’s work in the NW neighborhood of Rutland.

About NeighborWorks of Western Vermont

NeighborWorks of Western Vermont is committed to sustainable homeownership for Vermonters. As an organization we work to help Vermonters become educated about finances and homeownership, find homes to buy, get the loans they need to buy homes, and renovate and make their existing homes livable and cost efficient. We believe that homeownership supports people and families in living healthy and stable lives.