Opinion: Amy Sheldon has right credentials for Statehouse

We urge you to vote for Amy Sheldon for Vermont state representative from Middlebury.
For the last 25 years Amy has been in training to be elected to be our representative. Since her first days as a student and economics major at Middlebury College she has been engaged in the life of the town of Middlebury. After graduation Amy accepted the position of executive director of the newly formed Middlebury Area Land Trust. One of her many contributions to our community was her role as founder of the TAM (Trail Around Middlebury).
Over the years as a dedicated community volunteer Amy gained valuable experience, insight and knowledge of the critical issues facing Middlebury. Serving on both the Middlebury Planning Commission and as an Act 250 commissioner, she learned about the role governance plays in the dynamics of planning, in the support of community values, in consensus building and in economic growth.
During those same years of public engagement and service Amy was also honing her leadership skills working with students at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). The intersection of Amy’s growing interest in leadership, public service and stewardship, combined with her love of Vermont and its natural environs, prompted her to attend the University of Vermont and earn a master of science degree in natural resource planning.
For the last nine years Amy has been a small business owner working in communities across the state. While building her business, she has maintained her longstanding interest and commitment to serve the people of Middlebury. Her record shows that over the past 25 years, Amy has garnered the skills needed and is well prepared to serve the people of Middlebury at the state level in Montpelier.
Elect Amy. With her commitment, energy, intelligence and experience she will be an immediate “impact player” representing Middlebury in Montpelier. We believe that she will represent Middlebury from the perspective of an ethic of care: care for the well-being and interest of all the people of Middlebury, care for the environment and care for the economic future of the state of Vermont.
Pat Schmitter
Harvey C. Smith
Gail D. Smith 

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