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Bennington County Habitat for Humanity announced five board members named to the board in the past year.

The board members are Michael Bacon of Peru; Chris Ponessi of Bennington; and David Baer, Jane Whitney and Meg Hansen of Manchester.

Ponessi completed an eight-year term on the board at the end of 2019 and, after a mandatory year off, agreed to rejoin the board. He is chair of the Site Selection Committee.

Bacon is chair of the Homeowner Selection/Support Committee. Baer is a member of the Resource Development Committee and is the driving force behind our 2021 Model Home Building Contest for students in the county. Hansen intends to revive the Communications Committee and is a member of the Event Committee for our Model Home Building Contest. Whitney is a member of the Homeowner Selection/Support Committee.

“We welcome these new board members and the depth of different experiences they all bring to our effort to build decent and affordable housing in Bennington County,” said Board President Bill Hoyt. “We look forward to getting back to our pre-COVID level of activity as soon as possible.”


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