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Welcome to Green Mountain Human Resources Association, Inc. (GMHRA)

ABOUT GMHRA: The mission of GMHRA is to

  • Promote professional Human Resource development and leadership.
  • Provide a local forum for personal and professional development, which allows each member to become a more valuable asset to his/her employer;
  • Provide members with highly valued products and services to help drive the success of their businesses;
  • Provide a local networking arena;
  • Provide a focus for legislative action in human resource management issues at the local, state and national levels;
  • Maintain the highest standards of professional and personal conduct;
  • Provide high value, high quality, dynamic and responsive programs and service to our members; and
  • Promote diversity and prohibit discrimination against any people in any legally protected class in all aspects of membership or association with GMHRA.



Rutland, VT (February 6, 2015) --Two groups affiliated with the Society for Human Resources Management recently received approval from the State of Vermont and the Society of Human Resources Management to form a new Chapter called the Green Mountain Human Resources Association, Inc. (GMHRA).  The mission of this group is to promote professional Human Resource development and leadership for our members and the companies they represent.

The new Green Mountain Human Resources Association, Inc. is a result of a merger between two well-established Vermont chapters; the Rutland County Group, Greater Rutland Area Personnel Executives (GRAPE) and the Bennington County Group, Professional Human Resources Management Association in Southern Vermont (PHRMA).

Our SHRM-affiliated professional chapter represents an important link for the human resource profession by providing a forum for the personal and professional development of its members through networking and education, an opportunity to focus on current human resource management issues of importance to members and a focus for legislative attention to state and national human resource management issues.

“We are looking forward to expanding our membership to those in the Human Resources profession along the southwestern side of Vermont. We also hope to be a resource for our human resources peers in any corner of Vermont lacking a SHRM Chapter presence,” said Chapter President, Barbara Begin.

Meetings are typically held six times per year on the second Friday of even months.  For information about membership contact Melissa Norman, Director of Human Resources Operations at Casella. 
Phone: 802 779 5559


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Green Mountain Human Resources Association, Inc. (GMHRA)

    Our mission is to promote professional Human Resource development and leadership for our members and the companies they represent in Addison, Bennington, and Rutland counties.