Killington Update, 9/7

Good news from the Killington Grand! We spoke with our contact Sharon at last, and were happy to learn first and foremost that she and our other colleagues are doing well and hanging in there. Sharon lives in Pittsfield, one of the hardest hit communities, and she said it has been surreal! Pittsfield was cut off in both directions and recovery has been slow.

At the Killington resort, the Grand Hotel and Conference Center was largely unaffected by the storm and flooding. You may have heard or read about some destruction at Killington, and that was confined to one base lodge structure that is unrelated to our conference event.

Sharon has assured us that the 2011 conference IS HAPPENING and it’s going to be great! At this time there are no anticipated concerns about the Killington Grand space.

However – the roads in and around Killington are still heavily damaged, and would be the only thing that would potentially derail the conference. Sharon stated that work crews are working nearly round the clock, particularly on Route 4, and it is her sense (along with that of others in the area) that travel should be possible by the end of October when our conference happens.

As part of our ongoing communications about the event, we will do our best to provide information and/or resources related to road closures (if any) at the time of our event.

So, it sounds like optimistic news for now! Please continue to think good thoughts for our neighbors in that part of the state, and if you’re looking for resources about how you can help, check out the information located here.

Have you registered for the conference yet?! Early bird deadline is just 16 days away!

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