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The SWPL Team

“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank you to all the wonderful people who serve the Pownal community by serving the Solomon Wright Public Library.  Thank you for your time, your effort, your love, and your dedication.

This is a photo of Jim Boutin.

Jim Boutin, Chair, Board of Trustees

Jim joined the board because he finds community service challenging, educational, and socially rewarding. Sharing ideas and aspirations with colleges that turn into assets such as the Solomon Wright Library truly enriches the culture and citizens of Pownal. He also finds the current trustees and director of the Library to be very dynamic and aggressive in promoting its use, and looks forward to working with them.
Jim's experiences include being a board member of the “Friends of Pownal”, a facilitator for the Pownal Community Development Project, a member of the Pownal Elementary School Board, former chairman of the Southwest Vermont Regional Technical School Distinct Board of Directors, former Director of Technology Services for the Southwest Vermont  Supervisory Union, 20 years as an Industrial Arts instructor at MAUHS, and 33 years part time soldier with the Vermont National Guard. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Masters in Instructional Technology.
Being retired, Jim enjoys reading, especially historical fact and fiction but occasional fantasy and sci-fi. His hobbies include viticulture and winemaking, working in the mechanic and wood shops in his barn, and of course golf.

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