Beth Pearce came through
Our state treasurer, Beth Pearce, was enormously helpful to our communities in the aftermath of tropical storm Irene, especially the actions she took to help our towns through the cash flow burden we faced to repair our municipal infrastructures so badly damaged that day.
I represent two of the towns which suffered the highest financial damage in the state, Wilmington and Halifax. Beth Pearce worked creatively and tirelessly with legislative leaders, the governor’s office and with banks and other financial institutions to identify financial resources to help towns until insurance or FEMA funding came through for our municipalities so badly damaged that day.
It wasn’t just her skill in managing large sums of money that I valued, it was also that she stayed in touch with town managers, clerks and treasurers to be sure that they were OK, to see how she could help them solve their problems.
One of the other things I especially like about Beth Pearce is her commitment to enhancing financial literacy of people of all ages, but particularly the program she created which last year was used by 124 elementary schools.
I admire the skill, experience and commitment I have seen in Beth Pearce, and I am pleased to support her to continue as Vermont’s treasurer.
Rep. ANN MANWARING