Mission & Board
Mission of the Marlboro Community Center
To support, nurture, and enrich the Marlboro Community
Andy Horton, Co-Chair
Andy Horton is co-chair of the Marlboro Community Center Board as well as Chair of the Marlboro Town Library Board. When she isn't reading or writing or gardening or cooking she is usually doing something else that is pretty fun.
Lauren Poster, Co-Chair
Lauren Poster is a long time member of the Marlboro Alliance and is one of the founding members of the Community Center board. Previously she served on the Marlboro School Board for many years. She is the president of a private artist’s foundation as well as being an artist herself. Lauren loves cooking for our café, assisting with the Center’s art exhibits, working with the board, and doing her part to help our center thrive.
Gail MacArthur, Treasurer
I first came to Marlboro in 1969 to be with my husband Dan MacArthur. We have two children and four grandchildren who live nearby. For many years I drove school bus in Marlboro and was the Bus Coordinator. I’ve also been involved for many years in community service - as a member of the Marlboro Alliance, a former Selectboard person, a Justice of the Peace, and currently an Auditor and member of the DRB. I serve the Marlboro Community Center as the Treasurer and also as a member of the fundraising group Friends of the MCC. With my husband, and other family members I operate a small vegetable, berry and maple syrup farm, and enjoy riding my bike and spending time with friends and family.
My wife Didi and I count ourselves fortunate to have found Marlboro and all its wonderful citizens when we retired. I have been pleased to have been a board member of both Marlboro Cares and the Marlboro Community Center. It was a pleasure to help with the destruction and construction of some of the interior to make way for our beautiful Community Center.
Tim Segar, long time Faculty Member at Marlboro College, got involved in the MCC helping out with Art shows and has since joined the board in various roles. He is always hopeful about the importance of community action.
Marianne Smith is a recent transplant from Southern California where she worked as an administrator in higher education. Now semi-retired, she continues to run a National Science Foundation grant in California, provides education and public outreach support for a NASA-funded project, and serves as a consultant for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate Bridge program.
She and her husband purchased their home in Marlboro at the end of 2020 joining two of their children and four grandchildren in the area. They feel incredibly fortunate to be in this warm and welcoming community and, they look forward to exploring both the local area as well as the greater northeast region in the coming months and years.
Marlboro Community Center Board
If you are interested in becoming a board member or volunteering for any of the committees,
contact Co-Chair Lauren Poster at firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Meeting Minutes are available to the public online here:
MCC Board Committees
Representatives and Volunteers
Lauren Poster, Andra Horton, Gail MacArthur
Lauren Poster, Joe Prignano, Tim Segar, Francie Marbury, Dianna Noyes, Dan Dennis, Jonathan Morse
Friends of MCC Fundraising Committee
Lauren Poster, Gail MacArthur, Lucy Gratwick, Bob Anderson, Edie Mas, Beth McDermet
Tim Segar, Lauren Poster, Barbara Cole, Tina Olsen, Brent Seabrook
Gail MacArthur, Michele Clift, Linda Fuhrman, Natasha Russo, Nancy Tognan
Lauren Poster, Marianne Smith, Jess Robinson
Anti-Racism & Inclusion Committee
Marlboro Community Center Diversity Statement
The Community Center of Marlboro Vermont is committed to creating a welcoming environment. All visitors and staff will be treated with respect and attention - without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, ability, age, veteran status or political affiliation. Further we strive to create an atmosphere at the Community Center where all ideas are heard and shared with civility, respect, patience, and reciprocity.
The clear and pressing issues of structural racism in the U.S. and Vermont compels us to do several things that publicly state the Marlboro Vermont Community Center’s support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The BLM sign that is now on display inside the center is a visible gesture of that support, shared as it is, by people in front of their homes and businesses across the entire country.
In addition, the Marlboro Community Center website now lists a set of resources for individuals and groups to work on their own approach to issues of racism in the nation and our own community. We would also like to state our own support for an active Anti-Racist approach, which we feel will best effect change over the near and far term. What do we mean by an active anti-racist approach? We have committed to use The Anti–Racist Organizational Development Assessment tool to evaluate the actions and attitudes of the Marlboro Community Center.