To The Editor:

I ask Waitsfield voters to support Brian Shupe for the Waitsfield Select Board.

Trained in community development and land use planning, Brian was hired in 1988 as the executive director of the Mad River Valley Planning District, spending five years assisting our three Valley towns. Brian subsequently worked with many Vermont towns advising on capital budgeting, land use planning, development review and economic development. Today he is executive director of the VNRC.

I’ve known Brian through work on the planning commission, financial management at the VNRC, honey production, raising ducks and conversations around opportunities and challenges facing our community. I’m consistently impressed with how Brian searches for balanced, strategic solutions.

The Waitsfield Select Board needs to focus on solutions for housing and other critical issues and will be aided by Brian’s strategic thinking as a planner whose knowledge of Waitsfield and Vermont is second to none. Please join me in supporting Brian Shupe.

Robin Morris

Waitsfield, Vermont