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Construction is nearing completion. In accordance to the provisions in the Whitney Foundation agreement with the School district, an Oversight Committee has been formed to establish policies and protocols for the building’s use. Members include community representatives Edith Houlihan, Ginger Bailey and Kim Darby, Selectman Gino Funicella, JGS Principal Gayle Dembowski, school board member Andy Kearns, and Whitney Foundation board member Tish Hanlon.
School programs will begin to utilize the community art room and auditorium in the near future, and the committee is planning an official opening event later in the spring.
It is hoped that the Whitney Community Center will be available for public use beginning in early May. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org and keep an eye out for updates.
The approximately 4,500 square foot structure will serve the community in a multitude of ways. It includes an auditorium and stage to accommodate town meetin and performances, an art room, a small conference room, and a kitchen designed to commercial specifications.
Betty Whitney and her husband Bill were among the pioneers of downhill skiing in New England. The couple moved to Jackson in 1936, established Whitney’s Inn and one the of the country’s first ski lifts at Black Mountain.
At the time of her death in 2005, at the age of 102, Mrs. Whitney left a bequest to New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for the purpose of building a community center for the town of Jackson. In addition to funding the construction of the million dollar facility, Mrs. Whitney’s gift also includes an endowment to support maintenance and programming in perpetuity.
The center was designed by Christina O’Brien and Doug Stewart, principal architects of SISR Architecture, of Marlow, NH. Glen Builders will construct the building, with project administration provided by Bergeron Technical Services of North Conway. The Trustees of the Whitney Foundation are John Pepper, Ann Bennett, and Tom Deans.
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