August 2019 Chapter Update

By Eric D. Lussier, CSI, CDT posted 08-06-2019 22:03

And just like that, we're in August and the students are a few short weeks away from returning to the Vermont colleges and schools.
August also traditionally brings the heart of the construction season and many general contractors and subcontractors undoubtedly find themselves up against many upcoming deadlines around the area.
One of the exciting projects going up around the Queen City is the new location for the Greater Burlington YMCA. Approaching a year into construction, the building is entering some exciting phases and we're exciting to offer a hardhat tour on Wednesday, September 11th at 5pm.
Capacity is limited, so plan to register soon! Attendance is just $10 and we'll be donating half of our proceeds back to the YMCA.
You can read more about this long awaited project by visiting the YMCA website.
Your CSI Vermont Board of Directors will also be meeting this coming Wednesday, August 14th in Downtown Burlington. If you're interested in attending, please email me.
My Best,
Eric Lussier
CSI Vermont Chapter President 


For this upcoming year, all of our Board of Director meetings (where the public is always welcome) and our programs will all be held on the second Wednesday of each month.

Please save the days and we'll update you for our upcoming programs and education schedule soon.
For Those That Missed the News
We are proud to welcome our new part-time Executive Director, Jack Northrup!

Jack is President of New England Market Research, Inc. of Middlebury, a company that works with nonprofits, foundations, government agencies and private companies conducting primary research and statistical analyses. Clients include the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, the Aspen Institute, NeighborWorks America, the Association for Energy Affordability, the cities of New Orleans, Oakland, New York, Atlanta, Indianapolis and Providence, RI.

He has co-authored several publications including case studies for the FB Heron Foundation, community development strategies for the Responsible Endowment Coalition and philanthropy for AltruShare Securities. Additionally, he designed the curriculum for the first CDFI Online Training and is a primary author of an Industry Analysis 2005-2010 for the CDFI Fund. He has taught at the University of Vermont and at the Graduate School of Business at Southern New Hampshire University.

Jack was Director of Research for Integrated Media Measurement Inc., of San Mateo, CA, President of the New Hampshire Consumer Utilities Cooperative, Vice President of the Institute for Cooperative Community Development, a nonprofit research firm, a city planner for Bloomington, Indiana and a vice president for several nonprofit housing development corporations and loan funds. He holds a BS and MS from New Hampshire College and a MBA from Dartmouth College.

We are excited to work with Jack and look forward to what his years of experience bring to our membership.