ACEDC 2016 Annual Meeting, Report & Video



With the election over, it is time to contemplate the consequences of our political actions. At the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC), keynote speakers Matt Dickinson and Peter Matthews of Middlebury College discussed the political and economic impact of the recent elections on our state and nation. They focused on the impact of populism, the distrust of institutions and the role of the media. Matt Dickinson is a Professor of Political Science and Peter Matthews is a Professor of Economics at the College. 

In addition, the following ACEDC board members were unanimously elected effective January 1, 2017:

1-Year Term: 

John Kiernan, Otter Creek Engineering

Stephanie Pope, Agri-Mark

1st Three Year Term:

Matthew Curran, Middlebury College

Sarah (Sas) Stewart, Stonecutter Spirits

2nd Three Year Term: 

Mark Bellinger, United Technologies Aerospace Systems


The following outgoing board members also were recognized and thanked for their service:

Jodi Girard, Agri-Mark, Board Vice President

Paul Ralston, Vermont Coffee Company

Harvey Smith, Smith Family Farm & Meats


Attendees were also presented with the ACEDC 2016 Annual Report.  

Highlights of the meeting will also be broadcast on MCTV (Middlebury Community Television). For a video of the meeting, go to: