I am writing a letter in support of Jeannie Jenkins' candidacy for the Bennington Selectboard. I've known Jeannie for over twenty-five years as a parent of a student who attended local schools, and as a Coordinator of Academic Services for the Bennington office of Community College of Vermont. I've most recently had the pleasure of knowing Jeannie as we have worked together to bring a solar project to the community that will increase renewable energy options for many that live in the Bennington region.

As a Coordinator of Academic Services at CCV, Jeannie has worked on behalf of many living in Bennington. She has helped many achieve the beginning step of a college education, she has worked with faculty who teach classes at CCV, and she has worked with the statewide CCV administration to make the Bennington site a vibrant center for academic learning.

Working closely with Jeannie, I'm impressed with her passion for the community and its residents, her willingness to see issues through until they are resolved, and her capacity to say what needs to be said. I will vote for Jeannie Jenkins for the Bennington Selectboard on March 1st and hope others will join me in electing her.

— Al Bashevkin