This blog is the sixth in a series of profiles written by 350VT intern Julie Elfin. Julie got the chance to speak with Nancy Baker of Hinesburg, a special educator devoted to her community and to justice. This is Nancy’s story.
My philosophy of government is that people who can should look out for people who can’t. The broadest shoulders should take on the most work. As an early childhood special educator, I have 30 years of experience fighting for those who can’t.
Hinesburg is a wonderful community that I moved to because it was a community. The town has a lot of organic farms and a commitment to keep things clean. Now big corporations want to dictate how our town should act and look, and they’re threatening that community.
Geprags Park is the only public park in Hinesburg, so it’s an important element of our community. I was on the town conservation commission and involved in rebuilding the barn on the property. I still spend time there several times a week, walking my dogs, listening to the birds and just appreciating the land.