Ann Podlipny, Chester


Town: Chester


Ann lives in Chester, a town east of Manchester of 5,000 residents. She believes 'think globally, act locally' is a positive way to mitigate climate change and build community. She organizes trash pick up days, teaches about plastic reuse and recycling at the local school, educates about waste reduction at the library and at town events, works with the Scouts, American Legion, seniors and other local organizations. She is a newer member of the Ten Towns with a background in teaching and social work. Now retired she is active in refugee farming, writing, social justice groups and flute playing.

Ten Towns Leader Resource Expertise:

  • teaching students about how to reduce, reuse, recycle plastics and other environmental problems

  • organizing community events (trash pick up days, library programs, Nextrex 'from bag to bench' etc.) and

  • partnering with local groups (Lion's Club, Seniors, Scouts etc.),

  • writing LTE's and Opinions

Relevant Skills:

  • retired teacher and social worker, bi lingual, musician, gardener, writer


  • Kent St Coalition,

  • INHCC (Indigenous NH Collaborative Collective)


  • Chester Lion's Club

  • Spring Hill Farm

  • Chester Academy