Linda Bowden of Burlington has been has been appointed State President of AARP Vermont, a volunteer position working closely with both staff and volunteers throughout the state to help AARP achieve its mission in Vermont. Her responsibilities include serving as a volunteer spokesperson, chairing the AARP Vermont Advisory Council, building networks and community partnerships, and recruiting volunteers.
Elliott Greenblott of Brattleboro, VT has been named as the 2016 winner of the AARP Andrus Community Service Award. AARP’s most prestigious volunteer honor, the award is named for AARP founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, an educator and tireless advocate of community service and volunteerism. Andrus coined the motto, “To Serve, Not to be Served,” which remains part of the AARP credo to this day.
Laura McDonough of Burlington has been appointed as Senior Operations Administrator at AARP Vermont. In her position she will be responsible for budget analysis and financial management, office operations and event coordination across the state. She will support AARP’s work around advocacy, outreach and education and community service to include social impact campaigns that improve the quality of life for all Vermonters as they age.
Gubernatorial Town Halls : We invite you to attend candidate town hall style forums this summer with all five candidates for Governor. Find out how each candidate stands on issues important to older Vermonters like transportation challenges, high utility bills or housing issues. Ask your own questions—face to face.