I had the honor, along with 250 others, to attend the ribbon cutting of Harrington Place and the Wright House in Shelburne on Wednesday. Many of us who have been connected with affordable housing – I did government affairs work for the Vermont Housing and Conservation Coalition for over 30 years– waited very patiently for the day when affordable housing would come to Shelburne. Yet it has happened and it has happened in wonderful fashion- close to 100 fully affordable units for families and seniors at an absolutely beautiful site. I was truly honored to be pictured between two of the key folks responsible for this wonderful project- Nancy Eldridge of 3 Cathedral Square and Amy Wright (for whom the Wright House was named) of Champlain Housing Trust. Finally, I always take immense pride at these openings that I personally had the privilege to have worked closely with VHCB ED Gus Seelig and Governor Howard Dean in passing a law to dedicate a portion of the Vermont Property Transfer Tax to VHCB on an annual basis. This in turn has brought hundreds of millions of dollars to critical land conservation and affordable housing in Vermont over the last 25 years.