Maureen Cregan Connolly
It is great to have joined the Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Northern Vermont. I am a passionate believer in a strong Vermont economy and believe the success of our industry is a major contributor to that economy. Recently we have faced many challenges: a slow economic recovery, inflation, regulatory challenges to name a few. Together, as a united network of the Association’s Builders and Associate Members, we will articulate our mission and vision for our industries while continuing the Association’s long history of being the voice of these issues in Vermont. As our mission reflects, HBRANV is the premier source of educational and networking opportunity. Our future will reflect that success as we expand membership benefits and our ability to provide existing and future industry leaders the opportunity to grow and thrive in Vermont. Please stop by the office in Williston as I look forward to meeting each of you in the very near future.
Ms. Connolly has extensive expertise in the development of federally funded projects such as: multi-jurisdictional water and sewer projects, industrial parks, multi-tenant buildings, electrical substations and telecommunications infrastructure. Her grants management portfolio includes over $35 million is publicly funded construction projects both in Vermont and Upper State NY, which included sources such as: EDA, CDBG, AOT, HUD special purposes, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds (ARRA), municipal enhancement grants, technical assistance, planning grants, and EDA’s Title 9 program, as well as, USDA Agriculture and Forestry Grants.
In addition, Ms. Connolly secured over $13 million dollars of Federal funding to support electrical and telecommunications infrastructure for Essex County, (Vermont’s most rural and economically challenged county.) Ms. Connolly was responsible for the development of one of the first EDA funded fiber optic networks. With a national reputation for establishing large open access networks, Ms. Connolly was invited to be a Board of Director for the Rural Telecommunications Congress (RTC) and hosted their 2008 annual conference at Smuggler’s Notch in Jeffersonville, VT.
Her project management skills provided financial and construction project management services in compliance with Federal, State and Local regulations for multi-jurisdictional projects that encompassed multiple counties, countries and states. Regulations include, but are not limited to: Circular 520, Executive Order 12259, GPRA and Quarterly Reports, Act 250, National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA), Labor Standards such as Davis Bacon Labor Standards, contract and procurement in compliance with Federal and State Regulations.
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