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Leigh Davis

A native of Washington, D.C., and former film editor and tenured professor, Leigh Davis moved from Ireland to Great Barrington in 2009. In the summer of 2020, Leigh was appointed Development Director of Construct, the leading nonprofit provider of affordable housing and supportive services in the southern Berkshires. Since then, she has been voted in as Vice Chair of the Great Barrington Selectboard following her election to the Board in 2019. Leigh‘s professional career in the Berkshires began as Marketing Manager of the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, followed by Marketing Director of New England Newspapers Inc., which includes the Berkshire Eagle. She then went on to take a leading role in the $70 million redevelopment of the historic Eagle Mill in Lee, MA, serving as Director of Development of Eagle Mill Redevelopment LLC. In this position, Leigh helped to secure millions of dollars in federal and state funding for the mixed-use project from agencies such as MassDevelopment, MassWorks, the National Park Service, and the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Leigh has served on many boards and committees, including the Berkshire Leadership Impact Council, Volunteers in Medicine, the Blackshires Leadership Circle, the Lake Mansfield Improvement Task Force, the Berkshire Hills Elementary School Council, the Great Barrington Community Preservation Committee, and as a Board Director of Saint James Place. A featured columnist for the Berkshire Record and Berkshire Edge, Leigh’s writings includes her columns, “Are We There Yet?” and “The Berkshire Shuffle.” A single mother to three children, Leigh resides in Great Barrington.

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Negotiating the Berkshire Shuffle: Bowl of Cheerios deconstructed

Sometimes I dream of what it would be like to hand the wheel over to a co-pilot, just to gaze out the window for a bit.

Negotiating the Berkshire Shuffle

I thought to myself at the time, “I’ll never have to resort to that -- after all here I am I'm a tenured professor."

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.