Jonathan Williams

Working to Build a Brighter Barre

My wife and I moved to Vermont twelve years ago. We met serving in the United States Peace Corps as volunteers in Morocco. I attended UVM to get a degree in Public Administration, and my wife went to Vermont Law School.

I’ve worked as a town administrator and official for many communities across Vermont. I’ve worked for Pomfret, Calais, and Essex Junction. I lived and served as the Planning Commission Chair in Marshfield for several years. I now serve as the Barre City CVFiber representative. I worked for years as a municipal advocate for the Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT). At VLCT I represented Vermont communities on issues like transportation and public safety. I helped write legislation during that time.

Governor Shumlin appointed me to the Vermont Communications Board. I have also served on the Board of Directors at Twin Valley Senior Center. In addition, I helped found the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance.

For the last four years I have worked at the Vermont Foodbank, located in Barre. The Vermont Foodbank partners with hundreds of nonprofits to distribute food and supplies. This includes a dozen or so nonprofits right here in Barre. It also operates food distribution programs at places like schools and hospitals.

Jonathan and his wife Becky

At the Vermont Foodbank I serve as the Senior Grants and Contracts Manager. In this role, I find millions of dollars of funds so the Foodbank can serve the entire state of Vermont. In normal years the Foodbank serves 153,000 people statewide. That number has increased a lot since the pandemic began.

My wife, my two dogs Pearl and Winslow, and I live in Barre City. In our free time we like to hike and play board games together and with friends. I also like to play music (guitar and banjo), paint, write fiction, and volunteer.

Peter Anthony

As a legislator, I truly believe Jonathan Williams is well suited to serving in the House. He has the skills and background needed for the challenging work of listening to constituents, and drafting legislation. He knows Barre's needs and where we're headed. I wholeheartedly endorse Jonathan Williams to represent Barre City in the Vermont House of Representatives.

Rep. Peter Anthony, Washington-3