Civil Society

On April 12th, a group of students from The Sharon Academy joined 1,000+ Vermonters at the State House for a student-organized rally on climate change. I’ve been thinking about that group of students and what they represent. So much work went into the day as students from around the state built connections with the goal of making their communities (and planet) more livable. They were exchanging views and petitioning their government. The messages on climate change were motivating and encouraging, but it was their enthusiastic engagement in civil society that I found inspirational. Since last fall’s campaign, I’ve thought a lot about how our civil society is functioning. My wife Laurel,


Best ways to reach Tim:

Cell: (802) 384-8256

Home: (802) 785-2414

Best ways to reach Jim:

Home: (802) 785-4146



Jim Masland and Tim Briglin were elected to represent the Windsor-Orange 2 district towns of Norwich, Sharon, Strafford, and Thetford in the Vermont House of Representatives.  Their current two-year term is for 2019-2020.


Jim Masland is serving his eleventh term in the Statehouse and is a member of the Ways & Means Committee.


Tim Briglin is serving his third term in the Statehouse and is the Chair of the Energy & Technology Committee.


You can find Jim and Tim's seats in the General Assembly by clicking here.  Their seat numbers are #82 and #93, respectively.


The Vermont State Legislature's website has a tremendous amount of information.  On the site, you will find information about all state representatives and state senators, bills and resolutions that have been introduced, hearing schedules and reports for House and Senate Committees, information about visiting the Statehouse, links to Vermont Statutes and Vermont's Constitution, and links to other branches of state government.