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The Addison County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the office opening of its newest member, Brennan Punderson, PLLC, a law firm whose principals are Kevin T. Brennan and Ebenezer Punderson. Kevin Brennan has maintained a solo practice in Monkton and will maintain that office as the Monkton branch of Brennan Punderson, PLLC.

Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) today announced the appointment of Mark Daly to programmer analyst and Mary Donati and Carolyn Corbato Stone to project managers.

John Kellner, of Weybridge, has re-joined the Middlebury office of the Langrock Sperry & Wool law firm. John originally started at Langrock in 1985. After leaving for another firm, he has now returned.

H. Kenneth Merritt, Jr., managing director of Merritt & Merritt & Moulton, was selected by Chambers USA 2014 as a Leader in the Field of Corporate/Commercial Law. Sharon Merritt, a director of the firm, was selected in the Field of Intellectual Property Law.

Jennifer M. V. Fitch, P.E., has been selected as the 2014 Vermont Young Engineer of the Year.

Carolyn W. Carlson, P. E., has been selected as the 2014 Vermont Engineer of the Year. Ms. Carlson is Senior Structures Project Manager for the Vermont Agency of Transportation, where she has been employed since 1985. She currently manages twenty-two projects and a staff of fifteen engineers and technicians. Ms.

Following City Council’s approval of a City-wide parking initiative in November 2013, the BurlingtonDowntown Parking Advisory Committee was formed and had its first meeting on Wednesday, January 29. The group's charge is formalized in a City Council Resolution on the Downtown Parking Initiative, attached here.

Hickok & Boardman Financial Planning is pleased to welcome Zachary Musgrave as an Associate Financial Planner. Musgrave will work closely with the team of planners to provide clients with comprehensive investment advisory and financial planning services.

Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont (HBRANV), is pleased to announce the newly elected Officers and Directors as follows:
Dixie F. O’Connor - Great Northern Construction (President)
Brad Dousevicz - Dousevicz Inc. (Immediate Past President)
Michael Languasco - People’s United Bank (Presidential Appointment)

Vermont Housing Finance Agency’s Executive Director, Sarah Carpenter, received the Tim McKenzie Award at Champlain Housing Trust’s annual meeting and dinner on Saturday. The award recognized Carpenter’s outstanding contributions to permanently affordable housing during the past thirty years. Carpenter is a long-time Burlington resident.

Susan L. Donegan, commissioner of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, announced today that Michael Pieciak has joined the DFR team as deputy commissioner of the Securities Division.

Mike Simoneau has announced that he will run for a seat on the South Burlington City Council in the upcoming March elections.