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  • Writer's pictureStacey Brown

Grateful for George Geers

The Concord Public Library Foundation (CPLF) Board and staff would like to recognize and thank George Geers for his years of service to the Board. George has recently resigned after 10 years. A consistent donor and advocate of the library and its outreach to others, George served on committees that included Concord Reads and Grants and Partnerships. He proudly supported the access of literature and library services to community members.

George is the founder and publisher of Plaidswede Publishing, which specializes in New England fiction and non-fiction. He received the Academy of New England Journalist’s Yankee Quill award for lifetime achievement in 2005. Prior to that, George was the editor for the Nashua Telegraph.

CPLF Board members and staff reflect on George’s contributions to CPLF.

“The Concord Public Library Foundation will miss George, his wealth of knowledge and his wise counsel. He has been an important part of Foundation efforts these past many years, and I am personally very sorry to see him go but for sure wish him the very best. Many thanks, George.” Ruth Perencevich, CPLF Board member

“George has been an important part of the CPLF Board for many years. His point of view in our many committee discussions has always inspired me to think more deeply about the issues presented.” Karen Landsman, CPLF Past President

“George, thank you for your many years of service. Always a kind and friendly voice with the steely determination to do what is right!” - Stacey Brown, CPLF Administrative Assistant

CPLF President Reagan Bissonnette agrees. “The Concord Public Library Foundation has been fortunate to have George Geer's dedication and support. We appreciate his service on the Board and look forward to continuing his efforts to support literacy and readership in Concord."

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