Captain, Code for BTV (Burlington, VT)
James helped establish Code for BTV in 2013 and has directed Vermont’s Burlington-based independent, volunteer-staffed music office, Big Heavy World, for 20 years. He’s a cultural heritage advisory board member of the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (Vermont’s National Heritage Area) and serves on the King Street Neighborhood Revitalization Corp. He directs the Youth Safety Council of Vermont and coordinates the Distracted Driving Task Force of the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance and its Education/Outreach & Marketing Focus Group. James has championed inclusion and respect for diversity and been visionary in combining widely different community stakeholder interests into successful collaborations.