News Release — Lamoille County Planning Commission
June 22, 2015
Seth Jensen, Interim Executive Director
The Lamoille County Planning Commission (LCPC) announced today that Tasha Wallis of Morrisville, an accomplished executive with leadership experience in both government and the private sector, will join the Commission as Executive Director on July 1, 2015.
“Tasha has the skills, background, and experience to work effectively with our municipalities and to lead the staff in advancing the important work of the Commission.” said Dave Bergh, Chair of the LCPC Board of Directors. “This was a thorough and inclusive search process and we are delighted that Tasha will be joining the Planning Commission.”
Caleb Magoon, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors added that, “Tasha has lived in Lamoille County for almost twenty years and we are pleased to have someone with such extensive executive experience committed to this community and to the work of the Planning Commission.”
Most recently, Ms. Wallis served as Executive Director of the Vermont Retail Association (VRA). Tasha has also held appointed positions in State government under Governors Douglas and Dean, including Commissioner of the Department of Buildings and General Services, Deputy Secretary of the Agency of Administration, and Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Industry. She has also served on the Vermont Downtown Board and the Vermont Housing Council.
”I am looking forward to working with the towns and communities of Lamoille County to help craft a vibrant future that embraces the economic strengths and natural beauty of the county,” said Ms. Wallis.
Board members expressed their appreciation for the excellent work of Seth Jensen who has served as Interim Executive Director since the departure of Bonnie Waninger who left to serve as Executive Director of the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission in April of 2015.
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Tasha Wallis lives in Morrisville with her husband Kevin Goddard, they have three sons and one grandson.
The Lamoille County Planning Commission (LCPC) is one of eleven Regional Planning Commissions serving Vermont’s local communities. LCPC provides the ten towns and five villages of Lamoille County with a wide range of services related to Municipal Planning and Community Development, transportation planning, emergency management and preparedness, GIS mapping, natural resource planning, healthy community design, and project management and grant administration.