Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by Michael
Thanks to VT State Rep. Suzi Wizowaty and 23 co-sponsors for honoring Front Porch Forum users with HCR235!
House Concurrent Resolution 235
Congratulating Front Porch Forum on Its 10th Anniversary
Offered by: Representatives Wizowaty of Burlington, Aswad of Burlington, Bissonnette of Winooski, Donovan of Burlington, Frank of Underhill, Head of South Burlington, Heath of Westford, Jerman of Essex, Johnson of South Hero, Krebs of South Hero, Larson of Burlington, Lippert of Hinesburg, Lorber of Burlington, Minter of Waterbury, O’Brien of Richmond, Pugh of South Burlington, Ram of Burlington, Spengler of Colchester, Stevens of Waterbury, Till of Jericho, Waite-Simpson of Essex, Weston of Burlington, Wright of Burlington and Zuckerman of Burlington
Whereas, Front Porch Forum (FFP) has helped thousands of Vermont neighbors connect and build real community through its free, online service, and
Whereas, FPF now hosts 140 online neighborhood forums that blanket all of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties, plus Starksboro, and
Whereas, more than 17,000 Vermont households subscribe to FPF, including in excess of 40 percent of dozens of neighborhoods and towns, and
Whereas, hundreds of local businesses and public officials use FPF to connect with Vermont customers and constituents, and
Whereas, thousands of Vermonters use FPF to find lost pets, report break-ins, organize neighborhood clean-ups and block parties, give away and sell household items, announce public events, debate local issues, and more, and
Whereas, FPF has been recognized nationally for helping Vermonters lead more civically engaged lives, and
Whereas, FPF looks forward to expanding its service to all Vermont towns, and
Whereas, today, March 30, 2010, marks Front Porch Forum’s 10th anniversary, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives: That the General Assembly congratulates Front Porch Forum, Inc. on its 10th anniversary and its success in reinvigorating Vermont neighborhoods while building new online communities, and be it further
Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Michael Wood-Lewis at Front Porch Forum, Inc. in Burlington.
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Congratulations, Michael! FPF is a great community service.
Outstanding and well deserved!
“The best way to predict the future is invent it”
Bravo Michael and Valerie for helping to form our future!