Local Motion Thanks Chapin for 14 Years of Service to Biking Community

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Great American Dream Realty

Once in a great while we come across a person who is so dedicated to their field that when you think of that topic, you think of them.  Nowhere is that more true than in the case of Chapin Spencer.  Chapin's name is synonymous with bicycling and bicycling advocacy in the Burlington VT area.

Chapin has worked tirelessly for the last 14 years to make our community safer and more enjoyable for both cyclists and walkers.  He is a man absolutely dedicated to his cause.  Chapin co-founded Local Motion, our local bicycling advocacy group which has grown to over 1,100 members.  He has worked on countless projects including repair of the bike trail after flood damage, creation of the bike ferry, creation of bicycle lanes and sidewalks, bicycle recycling programs, organization of cycling events and so much more.

On Sunday September 22,2013 Local Motion will be hosting a grand party to celebrate Chapin Spencer and all he has done for the biking community as he embarks on a new adventure leading the team at Burlington's Public Works Department.  Now Chapin can serve even more in making a difference to our community.

The party will take place at the Intervale Center located at 180 Intervale Road in Burlington VT on Sunday September 22, 2013 from 3-6 p.m..  There will be live music, food and games for all to enjoy.  Please join me in thanking Chapin for his many years of service and to send him along with well wishes on his new venture. 

Bike Ferry and Bike Path video


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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Usually only once in a lifetime does someone enter into our lives as I take it this man has entered into many lives in the Burlington community.  I know he has many an adventure ahead of him.  This is not a retirement party but he is just getting his second wind as he moves forward. 

Sep 21, 2013 11:37 AM #10
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

I have a friend in Alaska whose job is to advocate for bike safety. Sounds like a great event for a great person!

Sep 21, 2013 11:59 AM #11
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Local Motion sounds like a wonderful concept-bike lanes and bike safety are critical to encourage people to use a bicycle as a primary means of transportation.  Chapin Spencer is a local hero and Burlington VT is such a progressive town!

Sep 21, 2013 12:44 PM #12
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lisa what  a great Tribute to Chapin Spencer. Nice to know that there are communities that remember their local heroes  and  have fun doing it. Endre

Sep 21, 2013 01:35 PM #13
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Lisa this sounds like an enjoyable event to celebrate some great accomplisments by Chapin, I hope that you enjoy it.

Sep 21, 2013 01:45 PM #14
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Lisa - What a Great Post!   The world needs more people who participate in the community like Chapin Spencer -- Burlington, Vermont is fortunate to have a someone like him so dedicated to the betterment of life in the area.  Best of continued to success to him and to you for letting us know about his extraordinary service. 

Sep 21, 2013 01:48 PM #15
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

It goes to show how much a single voice can change the world.  To grow an organization 1,100 strong and be the driving force to create so many wonderful things we all get to enjoy because of his efforts are really spectacular accomplishments.  Chapin Spencer is a true local hero worthy of our admiration and respect.

Sep 21, 2013 03:05 PM #16
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Lisa I learn something new daily; now I know who Chapin is.   I am sure his party will be a wonderful celebration.  Always a pleasure honoring those who give so much.

Sep 21, 2013 04:39 PM #17
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What great fun and great post.  It is always so nice when you appreciate someone, and you sure this with Chapin Spencer.  Happy Sunday, A

Sep 21, 2013 04:59 PM #18
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Good morning, Lisa.  How wonderful to have such a great local program.  I'm sure the event will be a huge success.

Sep 21, 2013 07:37 PM #19
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

It is always great when someone is acknowledged for the dedication to an event and a community. May his efforts accomplish all the goals that are created. Take some pictures, looking forward to seeing them.

Sep 21, 2013 07:48 PM #20
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

This sounds wonderful, Lisa. And, 14 years is a great accomplishment. Hope you have fun and take lots of pictures for us to share.

Sep 21, 2013 09:05 PM #21
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Huntington, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

What a great tribute to Mr. Chapin... May his celebration be a great success... The world needs more folks like him and like you!!! God Bless...

Sep 21, 2013 09:05 PM #22
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Lisa,

Local Motion is a fabulous name! Chapin Spencer is a local hero! Burlington, Vermont is fortunate to have someone like him so dedicated to the betterment of life in the area. Continued success to Chapin Spencer!!

Sep 21, 2013 09:43 PM #23
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

We need somebody down here like Chapin Spencer and I think many communities would love a person like that! Wonderful shout out, Lisa!!! Great post!

Sep 21, 2013 10:13 PM #24
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®
It is always fun to celebrate a local hero's tireless work on the behalf of their community!! So happy you get to be a part of this great day! I'll be watching for photos of the event! Cant wait!
Sep 21, 2013 11:12 PM #25
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lisa, sounds like there will be some FUN happening in Burlington today, and hope you can enjoy this party!

Sep 21, 2013 11:48 PM #26
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hi Lisa that is a wonderful way to mention Chapin Spencer and the efforts made to help commemorate the great service to the community.

Have a great day

Sep 22, 2013 12:07 AM #27
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Good for you promoting this celebration for Chapin Spencer and the biking community. Sounds like he deserves the accolades. Lucky that he's continuing his work too - I'm sure he has a lot still to contribute.

Sep 22, 2013 03:20 AM #28
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Thank you everyone for your warm comments to help celebrate Chapin's big day and all he has accomplished for Local Motion, for bicycling and for Vermont!

Sep 22, 2013 03:37 AM #29
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