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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint Concurrent House Resolution

H.C.R.  13

House concurrent resolution congratulating the Vermont Attractions Association on its 50th anniversary

Offered by:  Representatives Obuchowski of Rockingham, Botzow of Pownal, Keenan of St. Albans City, Mrowicki of Putney, Nease of Johnson, Partridge of Windham and Trombley of Grand Isle

Whereas, tourism has long been significant for Vermont’s economy, and

Whereas, individual attractions have long been an historic aspect of Vermont’s tourist industry, and

Whereas, in 1956, 14 tourist attractions established the Vermont Attractions Association (VAA) in order to improve and coordinate the promotion of Vermont’s outstanding and diverse tourist attractions, and

Whereas, the VAA’s stated mission “is to promote attractions throughout the State of Vermont and to establish, develop and promote high standards for tourism in Vermont,” and

Whereas, over the years, the VAA has fulfilled its mission by establishing business‑to‑business networking, partnering with the state of Vermont on different projects, including the annual state highway map, and developing organizational alliances such as the relationship with the Vermont Wood Manufacturers Association, and

Whereas, six of the VAA’s charter attractions, including the Lake Champlain Ferries, Rock of Ages in Barre, the Shelburne Museum, Stowe Mountain Resort, Quechee Gorge, and St. Anne’s Shrine on Isle La Motte were honored for their half century of participation, and

Whereas, the association has bestowed the honorary title of board chair emeritus on past VAA board members Jon Bacon, Larry Simino, and David Schermerhorn, and

Whereas, the VAA, whose membership has increased to 69 attractions, looks forward to continuing its work on behalf of Vermont’s tourist attractions in the years ahead, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly congratulates the Vermont Attractions Association on its 50th anniversary and wishes the pest of success in the years ahead, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Henri Garven at the Vermont Attractions Association in Montpelier.


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The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont