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Wednesday June 26, 2013

Potter named executive director of Green Mountain Crossroads

BRATTLEBORO -- Deborah Potter has been named the executive director of Green Mountain Crossroads, a non-profit organization that supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. One of the founders of the organization in April of 2012, she has served as the primary managing volunteer since programming began in January of 2013.

Potter will assume responsibility for planning and implementation of programming to meet GMC’s mission of supporting the rural LGBTQ community in becoming stronger, healthier and more visible, in southern Vermont and neighboring towns in southwestern New Hampshire and northwestern Massachusetts.

Since January’s launch, under Potter’s volunteer leadership, GMC has supported monthly social gatherings, a variety of health and educational workshops, multiple entertainment events, exhibits of local LGBTQ artists, and other community nonprofit events such as the AIDS Project Walk for Life. Training has been conducted in a number of venues on transgender awareness and health, and LGBTQ awareness and sensitivity. Individual sponsorships have supported community members in attending conferences and workshops.

Since moving to Brattleboro in the fall of 2007, she has devoted many hours to service and knows the local nonprofit world well. With a degree in journalism from the University of Arkansas, her professional background in administration includes employment at People’s United Bank in Brattleboro, and prior to 2007, work in radio, small business, sales, and an extended period as a U.S. Department of Army civilian employee at Fort Chaffee in her home state of Arkansas.

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