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Representative Harold "Hal" Colston

District
Chittenden-6-7
Party
Democrat
Seat Number
11
Email
hcolston@leg.state.vt.us
Phone
(802) 828-2228
Mailing Address
20 West Canal Street #214, Winooski, VT 05404
Committees
Biography
Hal spent 18 years in the culinary field as a chef culminating in a teaching position and as Director of Catering at New England Culinary Institute (1989) after attending the University of Pennsylvania (1975). Transitioning to social services at Chittenden Community Action in 1993, Hal created the Good News Garage (1996) and NeighborKeepers (2006) as a social entrepreneur. He received an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Saint Michael’s College (2000) for having founded Good News Garage. Appointed by Governor Peter Shumlin in 2011 as Executive Director of SerVermont, Hal then served as Partnership for Change Director from 2013 to 2018. Hal was named the 2014 “Vermonter of the Year” by the Burlington Free Press. He now works part-time teaching at UVM and Vermont Adult Learning while working as a facilitator for the Snelling Center for Government and the Peace and Justice Center. Hal has served on many non-profit boards such as the HowardCenter, United Way of Chittenden County, VNA of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties as chair, Vermont Health Foundation as chair and the Center for Whole Communities as chair. He serves on the board of the Richard and Barbara Snelling Center for Government, Vermont PBS, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and Vermont College of Fine Arts. Hal is committed to social justice and has engaged our Vermont community in many different ways over the years to help it become what it ought to become, a beloved community for all. Hal is a Winooski City Councilor elected in 2018 and was appointed by Governor Phil Scott on January 23, 2019 as State Representative for Winooski.

Roll Call Votes by Representative Colston

Regular Session 2019-2020
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