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The Boys and Girls Club of Burlington is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Cynthia K Hoehl Scholarship: Faizo Hassan and Bienfait Badibanga. Faizo is attending Community College of Vermont, and Bienfait is attending Norwich University.

Cynthia Hoehl was a committed believer in the transformative power of education to help a young person create a healthy, vibrant life.

The Stern Center for Language and Learning is pleased to announce that Stefanie Waite is the nonprofit’s new Professional Learning Director. Stefanie oversees the quality, accessibility, and growth of the Stern Center’s professional learning programs for educators. The Stern Center delivers courses and workshops for educators in-person and online for nearly 1,000 participants annually.

Attorneys Timothy C Doherty, Jr and Kevin C McGrath have been named directors of the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. They were elected at the firm’s year-end meeting on December 18, 2019 and became directors on January 1, 2020. Both Doherty and McGrath practice out of the firm’s Burlington, Vt office.

Hartford VT firefighter Wesley Black has received the 2019 Hero of the Year award by Heroes Home Advantage Partners of Chittenden County. The award celebrates his distinguished career in the military and his current career as a firefighter.

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce has recently elected Cari Kelley as president of the executive board. Cari currently serves the community in her role as workplace donor relations manager at United Way of Northwest Vermont.

DominionTech Computer Services, Vermont’s premier IT Services Company announces today that Shelby Copans has joined their team as an Executive Assistant. Within this role, Shelby will be responsible for providing a wide range of office management and support to the DominionTech team including billing, product ordering & receiving and office facility management.

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) recently welcomed Lindsey Weaver, APRN, FNP-BC at Brattleboro Family Medicine (BFM) as a new family nurse practitioner.

PC Construction announced today that Don Gillis and Mike McWay have joined the company’s six-member board of directors.

Comcast today announced the appointment of Christopher Smith as vice president of Human Resources for the company’s Western New England Region, which is headquartered in Berlin, Connecticut, and includes more than 300 communities in Connecticut, western Massachusetts, western New Hampshire, Vermont and New York.

Polli Properties at KWVT is excited to bring the talents of Devin Unruh to the real estate team as an Agent. Unruh joins a team that is headed by Elise Polli, one of the top real estate agents at Keller Williams Vermont.

Encore Renewable Energy, a leading integrated clean energy services company focusing on commercial-scale solar PV and energy storage systems, announced today that Doug MacDonald is joining their team as Engineering Manager.

The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) announced that it has hired a national leader in regulation, and energy and environmental policy, to direct its US program. Ann McCabe has joined RAP as the new US Program Director and will lead the team as it works with states and communities throughout the country as they develop clean, renewable, energy efficient regulations and policies.