The second in a series of profiles of Charlotte Selectboard members.
Selectboard Chair Lane Morrison is currently in his sixth year of service to the town of Charlotte. A long-time Vermont resident, Morrison received both his B.S.M.E. and M.B.A. from the University of Vermont. After college, he served as an engineering duty officer for the U.S. Navy and later took a job with General Dynamics.
When asked why he wanted to join the Selectboard, Morrison said he’d previously served on the town school board and was looking for a way to remain active in his community after retirement. He felt that the Selectboard would be a good fit and decided to run for election back in 2012. The rest, as you know, is history.
For Morrison, resolving conflict has been the most rewarding part of the job. “There’s two sides to everything,” Morrison said in a phone interview with the Charlotte News. As chair, Morrison feels he has a chance to help fellow residents find solutions to their problems, many of which have been going on for years.
But Morrison’s community involvement doesn’t stop there. He’s also the treasurer for the Charlotte Congregational Church. On the off chance he’s not busy with meetings and site visits, Morrison enjoys doing the things that many retired Vermonters do. He loves to ski, play bridge, and, in the summer, he said he can be found boating on Lake Champlain. Without a doubt, Morrison is happy to be serving the town he loves so much.