Wednesday January 18, 2017
Katie Langrock has announced that she is seeking election to the South Burlington City Council for the 3 year seat.
Langrock has extensive business experience in Vermont as a leader at Vermont Teddy Bear for 16 years and currently as the Chief Operating Officer at commando, a South Burlington based company. Langrock has managed companies through growth phases and says she has been a strong leader exhibiting fiscal responsibility by being a balanced, thoughtful, fact based decision maker, who understands the importance of local businesses providing employment and strengthening communities.
In addition to being a leader in the business community, Langrock says she has always believed in being involved in the community where she lives. She has been on the board of directors for Spectrum Youth and Family Services for the past 4 years. Spectrum is a local organization whose mission is to empower young adults and their families to make and sustain positive changes through prevention, intervention, and life skill services. She is currently serving as board president and has participated in the annual Spectrum Sleep Out each year. She worked with students at South Burlington High School (SBHS) to launch a student version of the Sleep Out.
In addition to Spectrum, Langrock has been active in Rotary International; having served as president of the Charlotte Shelburne Club. As an active hockey mom, Langrock served on the board of Chittenden South Burlington Hockey (CSB) as vice president for several years.
Langrock is a native Vermonter; she grew up in Salisbury and attended Middlebury Union High School. She has lived in South Burlington for 23 years and raised her family in the Orchard District. Her children, Emily & Peter Camardo attended Orchard School, FHT Middle School and were active leaders at SBHS.
Langrock is passionate about South Burlington and Vermont. She loves running, walking, and cycling on South Burlington’s extensive bike path system. She has commuted by bike to work both to Shelburne and now from Shelburne Road to Hinesburg Road. Safe connectivity throughout our city for both pedestrians and cyclists is important to Langrock.
Langrock says she will offer an independent, thoughtful and balanced approach to the issues facing South Burlington. “I envision a City Center that promotes local commerce, safe pedestrian traffic, bike paths, and a true sense of community - a character unique to South Burlington - that continues to value our schools, our open spaces and the businesses that make our city thrive,” she said.