Revitalizing Waterbury is connecting directly with the Vermont state employees who have begun moving into their offices at the state complex this winter.
State employees will be moving over 15 weeks, ending April 4.
Karen Nevin, executive director of Revitalizing Waterbury, has been invited to attend the employee orientations on each move-in day.
“I am able to welcome the employees to Waterbury personally, encouraging them to get out and explore our fabulous town,” Nevin said.
About 1,200 state employees worked in Waterbury before Tropical Storm Irene damaged the state office complex in 2011. About 1,200 will work at the new complex, but because of staffing changes and reassignments, “over 50 percent of the employees have never worked in Waterbury, and I want them to know how excited we are to have them here,” Nevin said.
As part of the welcome, local restaurants and businesses are being encouraged to offer incentives to the state employees, and to hang a “Warm Waterbury Welcome” poster in a prominent location. Information is also at revitalizingwaterbury.org.
Information: Karen Nevin, 802-793-6029 or Karen@revitalizingwaterbury.org.