{mosimage} I, Richard Rivers Jr., am running for the select board term of two years. I was born and raised in Waitsfield and was brought up on a farm on Waitsfield Common. I attended Waitsfield Elementary and graduated from Harwood Union High School. 

My wife and I lived in Waterbury for five years, started a family and moved back to Waitsfield to build a home in the Riverview development where we still are located. We raised four kids who attended Waitsfield School and graduated from Harwood Union High School.

I have a building and remodeling company, Rivers Building & Consulting Inc., for the previous 30 years building custom homes and renovations. Our clients have been in The Valley and surrounding towns. We are an honest and hardworking company and I expect to bring these ethics to the board.

My community service has been limited to coaching and president of youth sports, which included Little League for 15 years. I was also youth and high school coach at Harwood for 16 years. I was involved with the Couples Club for a number of years.

I have been interested in getting involved in town government over the last few years and decided it was time to venture out. I am not running on any fixed agenda. I'm interested in property rights and expansion of growth and jobs in the town and area. I believe we as a town are at several crossroads and I would like to be involved in representing the townspeople of Waitsfield.

You may e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or support. I will do my best to respond to your inquiries.

The only request I would ask is get out and vote and make a difference.