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Ari Zorn announces candidacy for vacant Egremont Select Board seat

Egremont —  On his Facebook page on Friday, April 19, resident Ari Zorn announced that he will be running for the Select Board seat left vacant by the death of Board […]

Egremont —  On his Facebook page on Friday, April 19, resident Ari Zorn announced that he will be running for the Select Board seat left vacant by the death of Board Chair George McGurn.

McGurn, who was elected to the Select Board in May 2017, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 5. 

Ari Zorn.
Ari Zorn. Photo via Zorn’s Facebook page.

A special election for the vacant seat has been set for Tuesday, June 18.

Zorn, the owner of Devine Retail Cannabis in South Egremont, is a native of Brookline.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Zorn has served on several community-based organizations throughout Berkshire County over the years

His LinkedIn profile states that Zorn currently serves as an advisory council member for the state’s Environmental Justice Council, vice chair for the W.E.B. Du Bois Sculpture Project, a land steward for the Egremont Land Trust, a board member for the Berkshire Environmental Action Team, and is the vice president for Blackshires Community Empowerment Foundation.

He is also a co-founder of the Sessions Youth Empowerment Program and a member of the Great Barrington Rotary Club.

The Berkshire Edge has reached out to Zorn for an interview. 

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