December 1, 2017
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) will recognize Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce at a legislative breakfast next week for her work to establish a public retirement system, clean up Vermont’s waterways, and to address the impacts of climate change through state investments.
Pearce will receive the ‘Public Servant of the Year’ award at VBSR’s Legislative Breakfast on the morning of Wednesday, December 6 at Main Street Landing in Burlington. VBSR will also announce its 2018 legislative agenda at the event. Tickets are free for organization members and legislators, and nonmembers and the general public is welcome to attend as well.
“Treasurer Pearce sets a high standard for public service in Vermont,” said Jane Campbell, VBSR’s executive director. “She approaches her work thoughtfully and collaboratively, and honoring the Treasurer for her work on issues such as creating a clean water economy and helping Vermonters save for retirement made this an easy decision for VBSR.”
Pearce, a Democrat, is now serving her fourth term as Treasurer after being appointed to the position in 2011. She has more than 40 years of experience in government finance at both the state and local levels.
“The successes of the Treasurer’s Office are due to the collaborative partnerships we’ve forged by bringing stakeholders to the table,” said Treasurer Pearce. “Whether on issues concerning the environment and the health of our waterways, investing dollars and buying locally, or expanding retirement security, Vermont succeeds when we work together to achieve common goals.”
A Barre resident, Treasurer Pearce is the incoming President of the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST). She serves as the Secretary of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers (NASACT). She is the Past President of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA)….
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