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Barry Lawson Associates
P.O. Box 26, 384 Old Cemetery Road                    PHONE: 802.592.3949
Peacham, Vermont 05862                                                   





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Barry Lawson founded the firm in 1978 and has served as its President since its beginning. He is typically the manager for each of the company’s projects as well as the lead facilitator, moderator or mediator for collaborative projects. From the office in Vermont Barry oversees the company’s regional and national projects.

Additionally Barry is the Program Manager for the new and exciting non-profit Visual Literacy Collaborative based in Norwich, Vermont.

Barry is active in community activities, serving on his town's planning commission and the Board of Trustees of the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. A life-long sports nut, he is also creator and "Commissioner" of the Vermont Fantasy Baseball league.

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Barry Lawson Associates

In 1978 Barry Lawson Associates opened for business in Boston. Our work in the first years was devoted to public participation and community relations and to ensuring effective public involvement in a variety of controversial wastewater management projects in New England.

In 1984 we moved operations to Concord, Massachusetts, and during the ensuing ten years we expanded our programs into many natural resource areas – land use and coastal zone management, solid and hazardous waste, and transportation.  During the late 1980s we added public hearing moderation, dispute resolution and group facilitation to our list of services.  Some of this work was in the Northeast, but increasingly we served clients throughout the country, from Florida to Alaska and New York to California. We became experienced neutral moderators for a host of controversial programs and this skill has continued to be an important aspect of our services into the present. 

In the early 1990s our offices moved to Peacham, Vermont where we are currently located. The firm’s work has became focused on project management as well as group facilitation, conflict resolution (mediation), and public meeting moderation. We have developed a roster of talented facilitators, mediators and moderators throughout the country who collaborate with us when our projects require multiple professionals.  Working with these associates gives us the flexibility to respond to a range of requests with proven professionals whose valuable skills complement those of our firm - and we have attained a solid reputation for professional skills in meeting management. One recent example is the national set of more than four dozen public meetings on the Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Yucca Mountain High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository.

Barry Lawson Associates is a small, HUBZone-qualified, business registered in the State of Vermont.   We are also registered with the Central Contractors Registry (CCR) and maintain on-line company representations and certifications (ORCA).  BLA is a proud member of the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and provides mediation services through the Vermont Environmental Court.



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