The Burlington Business Association (BBA) Winter Social is an annual celebration of the holiday season hosted by the BBA for members of the Burlington business community. This year’s event will honor John Killacky, Executive Director of the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts for his service to promote the arts and culture within our community. Killacky announced in September that he would be stepping down from his position in June of 2018.
The BBA is excited to honor John’s contributions to the arts in Burlington. Under John’s leadership, the Flynn has grown to a $7.7 million operating budget, while maintaining a commitment to presenting exceptional artistic, educational and community engagement programs. The BBA invites members of the Burlington community, as well as friends and colleagues of John to join us to celebrate John’s success and wish him well in his future endeavors. The Winter Social will take place on Thursday, Nov. 30th from 5-7:30pm in the Flynn’s lobby.
Killacky’s tenure as Executive Director of the Flynn has included an emphasis on accessibility. The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts now works with 75 social-service agencies to provide discounted tickets for their clients. The organization provides $30,000 in scholarships toward participation in the Flynn’s classes and camps. Killacky also led a three-year, $2.3-million renovation campaign for the Flynn that received contributions from 274 sources.
Killacky says, “It is such a pleasure and honor to steward this extraordinary organization. I look forward to the season ahead working with the amazing staff and board, supporters, participants, Page 2 and audience members to ensure that our mantra of ‘Everybody Belongs’ at the Flynn continues to be realized.” We look forward to celebrating John’s achievements, and invite members of the Burlington
community to join us. Additional information and a registration link can be found at www.bbavt.org . The event will include a cash bar, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres by Bevo Catering.
The Burlington Business Association, founded in 1978, is a non-profit, non-political membership organization with 240+ business and nonprofit members. Our mission is to enhance and promote the economic vitality of Burlington, Vermont, and to assure that the City of Burlington continues as the cultural, social, political, educational and economic center of northwestern Vermont.