Jack Barry Communications Award

The Jack Barry Communications Award is named for Jack Barry, arguably one of Vermont’s premier 20th century communicators. On television and during his radio show, Barry provided a platform for individuals in recovery from mental health conditions and substance use disorders, and he was a powerful advocate about the importance of recovery. As a Vermont State Senator, he reminded us all that individuals can and should speak out publicly on behalf of all Vermonters.

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Recent Jack Barry Award Recipients

Michael Poster and the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center 

Aspenti Health

Michael Casarico 

Barbara Cimaglio 

Bess O’Brien 

Vermont Public Radio 

2020 Jack Barry Award Nominations

Every year the Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery gives out the Jack Barry Communications Award during Recovery Day at the statehouse in Montpelier, to an individual or group who has done a powerful job in communicating recovery. Nominations are now open for the 2020 award recipient. Nominations close on February 1st.


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