Former St Albans mayor Liz Gamache named interim president of Preservation Trust of Vermont

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ST. ALBANS — The Preservation Trust of Vermont on Wednesday named Liz Gamache of St. Albans as its Interim President who is to take the reins as the organization’s second leader in its storied 39-year history following the passing of PTV’s beloved founding President, Paul Bruhn.

Started in 1980, the Trust works to protect, restore, and revitalize the buildings, businesses, and gathering places that make Vermont so special.

“Liz Gamache is a smart, skilled, and experienced leader who will guide the Trust forward during this important period in our history. She has been both a local leader in downtown revitalization and a statewide champion for community building and sustainability.”

“It is hard to imagine the Preservation Trust without Paul Bruhn at the helm, working his quiet magic to make Vermont a better place, but he built the organization strong and charged us to carry on its extraordinary work,” said Neale Lunderville, chair of the Trust’s Board of Directors.

Gamache comes to the Preservation Trust with a background in community development and non-profit leadership and has served multiple roles in St. Albans, most recently as mayor where she led a major downtown revitalization effort.

Gamache has held leadership positions in Vermont Electric Cooperative, Efficiency Vermont, and the Vermont Community Foundation and has served on the Board of Directors for the Preservation Trust since 2018.

She also has served on boards of many organizations, including the State of Vermont Downtown Board, Age Well Vermont, and the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce.

She resides in St. Albans with her husband Ted, where their nest is emptying as their children have all entered adulthood.