FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 7, 2011
Ryan Ihrke, Director of Student Involvement
Poultney and Green Mountain College Members to Gather in Joint Community Conversation
POULTNEY, VT-Poultney residents and members of the Green Mountain College community will be gathering to discuss their relationship and vision for future collaborations February 10 at 7 p.m. at the Poultney United Methodist Church.
Poultney's celebration of its 250 year anniversary presents an opportunity to reflect upon the relationship between Green Mountain College and the Village of Poultney. Recent collaborations between the school and village include the initiation of a movie theatre, a food co-op opening in April and joint partnerships between local schools and student programs. Members of both communities are invited to contribute to an exploration of this relationship. The goal of this conversation is to move the town and college forward developing achievable possibilities for future endeavors.
Questions to be explored this night include: In what ways do the Green Mountain College and Poultney Communities currently contribute to each other? How should Green Mountain College and the Village of the Poultney contribute to each other? In five years, what is our vision for our community and how can help to achieve such a vision?
Green Mountain College was founded in 1834 by the Troy Conference of the United Methodist Church. Throughout its history, strong teacher-student relationships have been the hallmark of a GMC education, a tradition that continues today.
Located on the Vermont-New York border in the Lakes Region of Rutland County, Poultney is a lively and interesting community of about 3,600 people who live in the Village, Town, and Lake St. Catherine areas. While proud of and dedicated to preserving its historical charm and values, Poultney embraces the good parts of modern technology and life.