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Friday, September 28 • 8:30am - 10:30am
Historic Buildings as a Catalyst for Downtown Vibrancy LIMITED

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Why is it so important to save and use historical buildings in rural downtown/ village centers?  Attendees in this session will learn from real life examples of rural communities that have taken historical buildings that act as the brand and foundation of their community's economic well-being, having spent the time and energy to save, help, and or use their historic buildings to bring vibrancy and character to their town.  Paul Bruhn will share the importance of determining what is right for your community while maintaining a vibrant downtown and intentionally securing places that serve the entire population.  There is no one size fits all - bring your downtown building problems to this session!

Speakers
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Paul Bruhn

Executive Director, Preservation Trust of Vermont

Panelists
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Bob Stevens

President, Stevens & Associates Engineering
Robert Stevens, P.E., is the founder and president of Stevens & Associates, P.C. and principal for M&S Development. Bob has over 25 years of experience as a professional engineer designing projects, as well as, planning, urban design, public bond campaigns and project finance & development... Read More →
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Gretchen Havreluk

Economic Development Consultant, Town of Wilmington
Gretchen Havreluk is currently contracted three days per week as the Economic Development Specialist.  She is currently working on several projects including:  Facade Improvement Grants for local business properties, Bi-Town Economic Development Committee work, consulting with the... Read More →
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Lyssa Papazian

Project Manager, Putney General Store
Architectural historian Lyssa Papazian, M.S. has been working professionally in the field of historic preservation for the past twenty-two years, first as a Senior Architectural Historian in the New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office and for the past sixteen years as an independent... Read More →

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