Gov. Phil Scott, State Officials Bring ‘Capitol for a Day’ to St. Stephen’s Middlebury
By Eric L. Davis
On Tuesday, September 11, Governor Scott and members of the Vermont cabinet visited Middlebury as part of the “Capitol for A Day” program, which brings state government to different regions around the state to hear from local officials and organizations about issues in their communities.
The governor and state officials held a meeting at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church with the Neighbors Together Steering Committee. Neighbors Together is an organization founded by St Stephen’s, which brings together the stakeholders in downtown Middlebury to discuss ways of mitigating the impacts of a major bridge and rail construction project being carried out by the Vermont Department of Transportation for the next three years.
After the meeting, Governor Scott said that he was “pleased to hear from Neighbors Together, a grassroots group of businesses and organizations who are supporting economic, social, and cultural vitality and accessibility throughout the Middlebury construction project. I appreciate their time today and their work. Their work is becoming a model for thriving during downtown construction around the state.”
St Stephen’s is pleased to host and support Neighbors Together, a way of manifesting Jesus’ command to “love your neighbor as yourself” in the context of community life in Vermont.
In the featured photo, Gov. Scott and state officials visit with members of the Middlebury community.