PLYMOUTH - The Selectboard of the Town of Plymouth recently
announced that it has contracted with Terry Bascom to develop a
diverse slate of activities and events for the residents of the
town and its visitors. The contract runs from July 1, 2013 to June
This action continues the town's effort to find new uses for the
three-room Plymouth Elementary School building since its closing in
2009, and to foster a range of community events. It follows from a
vote at the March 2013 Town Meeting to approve the one-year trial
funding. Bascom will work in consultation with town officials, a
committee of interested Plymouth residents, and local businesses,
foundations, and organizations.
Terry Bascom has a diverse work background featuring mid-level
and senior-level management positions in both for-profit and
not-for-profit entities. Prior to 2007, when he semi-retired to
Plymouth, Bascom had been a church pastor, college professor, small
business manager, and entrepreneur. Much of his work involved
creating or correcting institutional systems to promote
organizational functionality and increase cultural vitality,
abilities he looks forward to applying to the task of creating a
viable, community-centered slate of activities and services for the
Town of Plymouth and its guests.
In addition to the one-quarter time he will devote to his work
for the town, Bascom writes for the sociology of religion website,
Insights into Religion, and is editing a book written by a scholar
at the Hartford Institute of Religion Research, located in
Hartford, Conn., that describes the rise and fall of a megachurch.
He also manages websites for himself and his wife, Willow, an
author and illustrator.
Individuals and organizations interested in learning more about
the new use for the Plymouth Schoolhouse, or seeking information
about offering classes, programs, events, or services to the people
of Plymouth are invited to contact Terry by telephone at
802.672.5390, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.