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Office of the Vermont Attorney General

Vermonters of the Month

December 31, 2019

On the last day of the year, we’re reflecting on all of the incredible Vermonters of the Month we’ve met throughout 2019. We traveled around the state—Rutland, White River Junction, Burlington, Middlebury, Bradford, Adamant—to hear from inspiring individuals about the great work they are doing in their communities.

We met people like Elizabeth and Alex Grimes who created a powerful network of support for children in foster care through their nonprofit Tatum’s Totes.

We spent time with Monique Priestley at The Space on Main and observed the nonprofit’s impact on entrepreneurship, collaboration, creativity, and innovation in a rural community.

We toured the Turning Point Center of Chittenden County’s new location with Executive Director Gary De Carolis and heard first-hand from community members about his impact as an advocate and the expansion of substance abuse services under his leadership.

These are just a few stories from the many incredible Vermonters we met in 2019 and featured through our Vermonter of the Month series. We look forward to continuing this project in 2020 and sharing more stories about Vermonters who are truly making a difference in our state.

Gary and TJ

Attorney General T.J. Donovan with Elizabeth and Alex Grimes and four of their children

TJ Donovan with Betsy Barstow

Julia Birnn Fields

TJ with Monique Priestley at The Space On Main in Bradford



Last modified: December 31, 2019