Awards and Recipient of:

The Vermont Town and City Management Association – Recipient of the Frances B. Elwell Award for Outstanding Achievement in Recognition of Notable Accomplishments in the Field of Municipal Management – 2008

The Vermont Town and City Management Association – Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in Recognition of Outstanding Service to the Profession of Municipal Management – 2006

The Preservation Trust of Vermont Award presented to the Stonebridge Inn

For Outstanding Work in Preserving Vermont’s Architecture – 2005

The Commissioner’s Award, Department of Housing and Community Development Affairs – Community Development Achievement Award – 2007

The Green Mountain Award – Sponsored by the Vermont Downtown Program for “Best Public Space Improvements” for the Poultney Streetscape Improvement Project – 2008. Was also finalist for the “Best Building Renovations” project; “Best Economic Restructuring Story” and “Outstanding Achievement by a Program Manager” Jonas Rosenthal.

Professional Organizations, Community Service & Outreach:

(past & present)

Vermont Town Managers Association

Poultney Downtown Revitalization Committee – Treasurer

Poultney Rotary Member – “Service Before Self”

Poultney July 4th Committee

Big Brother for 9 years to 2 boys in Montana

United Way Volunteer (8 campaigns) in Montana

Great Falls Hawks Ice Hockey Team (Montana – Alberta) 1976-77

Pennsylvania State University Varsity Ice Hockey Club – 1973 -1974

University of Maryland Ice Hockey Club (Chesapeake Hockey League) 1968-72

In the Media:

Poultney’s Go-To Man Set to Retire

For more than three decades, Jonas Rosenthal has been a constant presence.

“He’s just there for everybody when he needs to be,” said Wayne Tracey, retired village public works superintendent. “He lives, sleeps and breathes this community.”

Rosenthal has served as town manager since 1985 and stepped in to fill the role of village manager in 1996. In addition to his role as manager, he also serves as the zoning administrator, dog wrangler, recreation director, traffic director and litter control — and that’s far from all.

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Education:

University of Maryland – B.S. Business & Public Administration – 1972

Pennsylvania State University – Masters of Education – Recreation & Parks – 1974

Montana State University – Masters of Public Administration – 1985