Brian Butterworth returned to West Stockbridge in September 2018, after he and his wife Amy spent over a year in the Boston suburbs. They live downtown in the house they have owned for 20 years and where their children Tim and Jancy grew up before heading out into the world, to become engaged citizens. They both love the West Stockbridge pace of life and community, especially after experiencing the compassion and support they received during a time of difficulty for the family. Brian has been active locally as a member of the BHRSD Building Committee leading to the addition of Muddy Brook Elementary and Monument Valley Middle schools, as well as serving on Superintendent search and Long Range Planning committees. In town, he's especially proud of his time as Moderator and Treasurer of the Congo church, leading the congregation through the process of becoming "Open and Affirming," followed by the search and call of a new Pastor in that setting. During that time, he worked with the Council to shore up financial practices that will ensure long term stability of the church and to make substantial improvements to the exterior, interior and structure of the Historic Landmark at a gateway to our village. He's been a little league coach and volunteered at a variety of events over the years. While he lived "away," he even served as chair of a sub-division neighborhood association! There's nothing like moving away to clarify how wonderful life is in WS and the Berkshires! Brian's work has allowed him to be active in the business community locally, regionally and at the state and national levels. Roles that may be helpful include the boards of 1Berkshire and BerkShares.