For Immediate Release: July 12, 2021
Vermont Arts Council Board of Trustees Elects New Officers
MONTPELIER, VT—The Vermont Arts Council elected new officers at its annual board meeting in June and welcomed one new trustee.

New chair is Rebecca McMeekin (Braintree) who has served on the board since 2018 and was previously vice-chair. McMeekin replaces Gail Nunziata who has chaired the board since 2018.

New vice-chair is Greg Paus (Hyde Park) who has served on the board since 2017.
Re-elected are secretary Ed Clark (Guildhall) and treasurer Greg Sargent (St. Albans).

Four long-time trustees ended their terms: Jo Sabel Courtney, Reeve Lindbergh, Nicole Nelson, and Ed Strainchamps, all of whom joined the board in 2015.

Mark Foley (Rutland), who was elected at the April meeting, began his three-year term as a trustee.

"It’s a privilege to be working with the Vermont Arts Council staff and board of trustees in this critical time as the state emerges from the challenges and constraints of the pandemic. Now more than ever, we will rely on the arts as a catalyst to bring communities together in a radically changed world, to enliven them and to assist individuals and communities as we all work to integrate loss and hope for the future," McMeekin said.

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About the Vermont Arts Council
The Vermont Arts Council envisions a Vermont where all people have access to the arts and creativity in their lives, education, and communities. Engagement with the arts transforms individuals, connects us more deeply to each other, energizes the economy, and sustains the vibrant cultural landscape that makes Vermont a great place to live. Since 1965, the Council has been the state's primary provider of funding, advocacy, and information for the arts in Vermont. Learn more at

Catherine Crawley, Vermont Arts Council Communications Director,, 802-828-5422