John Morley elected board president at NVDA annual meeting

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John Morley elected board president at NVDA annual meeting

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 7:21am -- tim

At its annual meeting last week, the Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA) elected John Morley III of Barton as President.  Morley replaces Kenn Stransky, of Norton whose term expired this year. 
NVDA serves as both the Regional Planning Commission and Regional Development Corporation for the three counties of Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans. 
Morley, who has served as Village Manager of Orleans since 1993, was unopposed in the election.  Morley served in the Vermont Legislature from 2004-2010, where he served on the Appropriations and Commerce  Committees. 
Morley expressed his appreciation for the work Stransky did during the past two years and said he is committed to building on the work that has already been done. 
‘I look forward to helping continue NVDA’s strong tradition of promoting economic development opportunities and providing quality services to the 55 communities within the Northeast Kingdom,’Morley said.   
Morley has served as chairman of the Vermont Public Supply Authority and is a member of the Orleans Lions and Sons of the American Legion.  He received a B.S. Degree from the University of Vermont. Morley and his wife Jodi live in Barton.  They have two children. 
NVDA elects vice-presidents for each of the counties:  Tom Joyce, Caledonia, Pete Rodin, Essex, and  John Ward, Orleans.  Joel Cope of Island Pond was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Board.