Farm to School

I was honored to get a shout out from Sen. Leahy at the recent Milton Summer Food Kickoff Carnival before 500 regional elementary school students and their parents. Sen. Leahy is a national leader on Farm to School and he kindly acknowledged my legislative work this session on Vermont’s Farm to School efforts, including appropriating […]

Governor Signing of S.20 – the Dental Therapist Bill

After spending decades advocating for the Community of Vermont Elders (COVE) on issues relating to access to oral health care, it was wonderful to finally see this bill enacted. Kudos to the Vermont Oral Health Care for All Coalition and Voices for Vermont’s Children for their persistent hard work on this issue. Vermont will be […]

The Governor’s Signing of S.243

The Governor’s signing of S.243- An Act relating to Combating Opioid Abuse in Vermont. I am extremely proud to have been the bill’s lead sponsor, having promptly introduced it after attending an emotional community forum in Richmond in November. I was very moved by those in attendance – both in their concern for their safety […]

The Sally Fox Children Trust Foundation Award

Pleased to present the Sally Fox Children Trust Foundation Award for Outstanding Contributions to Child Well- Being in Vermont of $5000 to Barbara Saunders of the Mary Johnson Children’s Center.The Sally Fox Award is given annually at the Turrell Fund Day for Children, and my boys and myself have the honor of picking the award […]