An introduction from Bristol CORE’s new Executive Director

Dear Bristol Community,

I would like to officially introduce myself as the new Executive Director of Bristol CORE (formerly the Bristol Downtown Community Partnership or BDCP.)

Though this position is new to me, I have been involved with the organization since 2010. I began by working with the group on the discoverbristolvt.com website, and from there my volunteer efforts grew to the design committee and work on the flower baskets, playground project, and town green lighting updates. Along the way I have also worked on the Pocock Rocks! festival, the downtown WiFi project, and the Maple Magic, Cool Yule and Small Business Saturday events.

The Bristol CORE organization is important for the town. Bristol is one of twenty four “Designated Downtowns” in Vermont, and this designation gives our community access to some special resources (grants and tax credits), training and services. These resources are used for improvements in four areas: Downtown Design & Historic Preservation, Community & Economic Development, Marketing & Promotions, and Organization & Collaboration.

Within those four areas, there is endless potential for projects, and my goal in the next few months is to personally connect with all of you to hear your ideas and feedback, find interested board and project team members, and expand our organization to include the broader community.

In addition to the part-time Bristol CORE position, my wife Raedia and I also run the Bristol-based design and animation studio Albinson Design, which specializes in documentary and educational animation, scientific visualization, book trailers, and promotional videos. We’ve also recently begun to dabble in the retail market with The Paper Clock, a uniquely designed gift/promotional item for lovers of contemporary and mid-century modern design.

It’s been eight years since my wife and I built our house on Mountain Terrace, and during this time I’ve come to know a great deal of people in Bristol, both on Main Street as a customer, and in the village as a whole. I hope this new position as Executive Director of Bristol CORE allows me to evolve those relationships, and create new ones.

I can be reached by email at ian@bristolcore.org, and I encourage you all to contact me if you have questions for myself or the organization.

Thank you.

Ian Albinson
Executive Director

Bristol CORE
(802) 453-7378

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