Jim Leddy Named AARP Vermont State President

first_imgJim Leddy Named AARP Vermont State PresidentMONTPELIER, VT, February 1, 2008 – Former State Senator Jim Leddy has been appointed State President of AARP – Vermont, a volunteer position working closely with both staff and volunteers throughout the state to help AARP achieve its mission in Vermont. His responsibilities include serving as primary volunteer spokesperson, chairing the executive council, building networks and community partnerships and recruiting volunteers. Leddy takes over the position held by Nancy C. Lang since 2002. Lang has accepted the position of Regional Volunteer Director with AARP working with state offices throughout the Northeast. “We are very happy to have Jim Leddy on board representing the interests of our members across Vermont,” said Greg Marchildon, state director at AARP Vermont. “Jim has impressive credentials as a public servant and a leader in the Vermont Statehouse, and has been a strong advocate for Vermonters throughout his career.”A South Burlington resident, Leddy served eight years in the Vermont Senate where he chaired the Senate Health and Welfare Committee. He was lead sponsor and a key player in Vermont’s enactment of one of the country’s most significant proposals on health care reform. He previously served as executive director of the Howard Center for Human Service in Burlington from 1980 to 2000. Leddy also serves on AARP’s National Policy Council which is responsible for making annual public policy recommendations to the AARP Board of Directors.”AARP is an effective voice for the needs of older Americans and I look forward to working closely with the Vermont staff and volunteers to make a difference in the lives of fellow Vermonters,” said Leddy. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization with 128,000 members in Vermont and 40 million members nationally. Through a wide array of special benefits, services, and information resources, AARP helps members make important choices, reach their goals and dreams, and make the most of life after 50. ###last_img