George Longenecker was elected to the GMC board in 2018 to represent the Montpelier Section. A GMC member for over 40 years, he’s also served as section president.
George is retired from Vermont Technical College, where he was Professor and Department Chair of the Department of English, Humanities, and Social Sciences. He is a writer and photographer and his poems have been published in journals, including Atlanta Review, Seneca Review, and Whale Road Review. He serves The Poetry Society of Vermont as president.
Besides writing, George enjoys Nordic skiing, kayaking, and hiking. His travels have taken him to arctic Alaska, the Colorado Rockies, Nevada’s Great Basin National Park, Utah’s Zion National Park, La Mauricie Nation Park in Quebec, and California’s Channel Islands. He’s hiked the Long Trail end to end, as well as all of the Appalachian Trail in Vermont and New Hampshire.
George serves the town of Middlesex, VT, on its Budget Committee and Conservation Commission. While living in Marshfield he served seven years on its Select Board, including two years as chair. George lives in Middlesex, with his wife, Cynthia Martin, former director and Montpelier Section president. There they grow gardens and enjoy the Vermont woods. Cynthia and George met on a GMC hike, and have a daughter, Julia, who has accompanied them on many treks.