Five county residents in leadership training

ADDISON COUNTY — Five Addison County residents have recently been accepted to be part of the Vermont Leadership Institute at the Snelling Center for Government in Williston.
Terence Gooley and Anna Smith of Bristol, Amy Mason of Weybridge, Sarah Morris of Ferrisburgh and Peg Sutlive of Lincoln are members of the class of 2019 at the institute, where they are taking part in an intensive leadership-building program with 19 other Vermonters from the public, private and non-profit sectors.
The newcomers to the leadership institute have varied backgrounds. Gooley is a senior software developer at Reading Plus in Winooski; Mason is chair at WomenSafe board of directors in Middlebury; Morris is the fifth-generation host at Basin Harbor Resort and Boat Club in Ferrisburgh; and Smith is an outreach worker at Addison County Parent-Child Center in Middlebury.
The class of 2019 embarked on their leadership journey in September and will meet for 19 seminar days between now and June 2019. The Vermont Leadership Institute seeks to give participants the information, tools and inspiration to make greater contributions to their organizations, communities and Vermont. Associates will engage in self-reflection and explore important issues of equity, diversity, ethics and systems thinking relevant to their work to become immersed in some of the most important issues facing Vermont.
This year marks the 24th year of the Vermont Leadership Institute; its more than 500 graduates who are making a difference in Vermont: leading innovative businesses, creating award-winning non-profits, serving in the legislature and state government, and volunteering in their communities.
More information on the Vermont Leadership Institute and the Snelling Center’s other professional development programs is online at

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