Archive - April 20, 2016

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Valerie Valcour, Department of Health in Morrisville
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Tricia Follert, Town of Morristown
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Todd Thomas, Town of Morristown
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Steve Ames, Building Bright Futures

Valerie Valcour, Department of Health in Morrisville

Valerie Valcour

Valerie Valcour is a Public Health Nurse and specializes in chronic disease prevention and emergency preparedness at the community level for the Department of Health in Morrisville. Valerie has lived in Lamoille County most of her life. She graduated from People’s Academy in 1983 and worked as a nurse at Copley Hospital for several years. Recently Valerie has volunteered as a board member of both Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley and the Lamoille County Planning Commission.

Valerie will share information about health topics, such as vaccinations, nutrition for your family, health activities offered in schools, how to make your neighborhood more walking friendly, and how communities can prepare for all types of emergencies.

Tricia Follert, Town of Morristown

Tricia FollertTricia Follert is the Community Development Coordinator for the Town of Morristown, where she coordinates and implements activities for the town. She currently sits on three local boards, River Arts, Lamoille County Planning Commission and the Morristown Alliance for Commerce and Culture, and works closely with many local nonprofits on community projects. She is also actively involved in the community gardens, the rail trail and the arts.

Tricia will share events and happenings around Morristown, such as 10 weeks of summer music at Oxbow Park, 4th of July events, and RocktoberFest.

Todd Thomas, Town of Morristown

Todd ThomasTodd Thomas has a Master’s Degree in City Planning from Boston University and has worked both in Massachusetts and Vermont as a consultant and as a land use planner for town government. Todd is currently the Planning Director for Morristown, Vermont.

Todd’s recent work includes helping to revitalize downtown Morrisville, making it the fastest growing city and/or historic downtown in the State since the 2010 Census. Todd attributes much of the downtown’s housing and population growth to zoning reform as it relates to minimum parking requirements.

Steve Ames, Building Bright Futures

Steve AmesAs the Regional Coordinator for Building Bright Futures, Steve staffs The Lamoille Valley Building Bright Futures Regional Council, a volunteer committee focused on the well being of young children and their families. There is one such Council in each of twelve regions of the State. Steve also works with the Playroom in Morrisville.

Steve lives in Elmore and is the father of three kids ages 12, 15 and 21. He teaches skiing at the Stowe Mountain Resort and for many years, he ran River Arts.

He writes about early childhood, families, community, play, and equity.