Paul Brock

Paul Brock

What is your favorite location, place, building, or spot in Royalton? Why?

I have to say Alumni Field, the baseball field. Grew up playing baseball out here. Still coach baseball with the youth, kids and stuff, and I really enjoy that. It's one of my favorite spots.

What do you think makes Royalton unique or different from other places you have lived or visited?

The great sense of community here. Always has been that way. I think the people that live here really take pride in the town and it shows. I think with the last few years with some of the things that have happened in the town, with Irene and stuff, how people pulled together.

What is the most challenging aspect of life in a small Vermont town like Royalton?

I think there's some challenges as far as opportunities for people. A lot of people live here but they have to travel away for work. It would be nicer if we did have some … The law school has provided some jobs here in town but I think there's other opportunities. With the interstate and everything else that goes through this town I think we have some opportunities to maybe draw in some more clean industries that would be great assets to the town.

What Royalton resident made a positive difference in your life?

Paul Whitney, the retired fire chief. Always very outgoing as far as community spirit. My dad also Rollin Brock, passed away this past year, grew up here, same age as Paul. That same era of people that really took pride in the town and what it was all about.

What is wish for your life? What is a wish for your town?

Hoping that we can stay a small community and stay together as it has. I think that we have a good sense of community here and I hope that will survive throughout the years. That's big for me. My wife always asks me why I do so much volunteer work. It's the way I was brought up. My dad always volunteered to help do things and he always encouraged us to do the same. That was a good thing.