Manchester Riverwalk News

Manchester Riverwalk News

Manchester Riverwalk News

From left, Dick Smith, Cristina Mansfield, Joan Burns, Catherine Stewart, Lisa Helmholz -Adams, Margaret Donovan, Richard Heilemann, Bill Laberge, Norm Favor and Eileen Braheney. Missing: Stephen Drunsic.

From left, Dick Smith, Cristina Mansfield, Joan Burns, Catherine Stewart, Lisa Helmholz -Adams, Margaret Donovan, Richard Heilemann, Bill Laberge, Norm Favor and Eileen Braheney. Missing: Stephen Drunsic.

The Manchester Riverwalk Association announces the appointment of two new board members to the group’s governing body, as well as the election of two officers for 2018. Joining the Board of Trustees are Cristina Mansfield and Norman Favor. “We are incredibly fortunate to have both Cristina and Norman on our team. They bring a breadth of knowledge and expertise that will help us to reach our goals,” said Bill Laberge, president of the Association. Mansfield has lived in Vermont since 2006, and has a general law practice. She is a past vice president of Vermont Reading Partners, spent 18 months on the Rutland Re-Entry Panel for Restorative Justice, and works as an election volunteer in Manchester, in keeping with her interest in fair and open elections. She is also treasurer of the Bennington County Bar Association.

Favor is originally from Rutland, and is now a resident of Manchester. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has had his own firm since 2004. Norm has accepted the role of treasurer for the Association. He has served on various nonprofit boards throughout his career, is past treasurer of the Alliance Community Fellowship Church of Rutland ,and a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and of the Vermont Society of CPAs.

The two join Laberge and existing board officers Margaret Donovan, vice president, Eileen Braheney, secretary, and members Joan Burns, Stephen Drunsic, Richard Heilemann, Lisa Helmholz-Adams, Catherine Stewart and Dick Smith. Board members serve for three year terms, and work closely with the Manchester Riverwalk Committee, a volunteer group that meets monthly to further the organization’s vision. Manchester Riverwalk is a nonprofit organization with a mission to build, beautify and maintain public pathways along the West Branch of the Battenkill in Manchester. Visit manchesterriverwalk.org.

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