Smart returns to lead Vergennes Opera House

VERGENNES — The Friends of the Vergennes Opera House board of directors at its regular June 18 meeting appointed Gerianne Smart as its interim president. Smart, who is succeeding outgoing president Allison Rimmer, will serve for a term of six months.
“This is an important transition period and an exciting time for the Vergennes Opera House,” said Rimmer. “I am delighted that Gerianne has stepped forward to take the helm for the next six months and help the FVOH through a reorganization and refocusing process.”
Smart was one of many individuals who championed the revitalization of the Vergennes Opera House in the early years of its restoration in the early and mid-1990s.
“The VOH is such a beautiful building and I contend that it sits in the loveliest city in New England. It is my privilege to help work toward a plan that will ensure a sustainable opera house for the enjoyment of everyone in the greater Vergennes area,” said Smart.
The board thanked Rimmer for her dedication to the organization during some difficult times. She expressed her commitment to the organization and is looking forward to serving the Vergennes Opera House in other ways as well as assisting during the transition.

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