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Chatham, New York
Fiction/Memoir | Local culture
12 November 2019 09:35AM

Chatham Public Library’s Authors & Artists series presents Dawn Wallant, Executive Director of Common Ground Dispute Resolution, who will speak at the library Saturday, November 16 at 3:30 p.m.

Common Ground Dispute Resolution is a not-for-profit agency providing dispute resolution services in Greene and Columbia Counties. The organization provides trained mediators who work to resolve the differences on issues including family, housing, business, workplace, school, and neighbor disputes. Wallant has served as Executive Director since 2001. She supervises, trains and re-certifies a panel of thirty-three volunteer mediators.

Wallant has been a certified mediator since 1991 and serves as a lead mediator in a variety of areas, including family court mediation, parent-child mediation between youth and their parents, and elder mediation for seniors and their families. She is a NYS certified Parent Education and Awareness Educator and Trainer.

Wallant holds a degree in English from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT and worked as a paralegal in Connecticut before moving to Albany in 1989. Her favorite things in life are spending time with her husband Scott, her grandchildren and children, and last but definitely not least, her two German Shepherd dogs.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library, the Authors and Artists series brings fascinating speakers to the library on a regular basis. This free event is open to the public and will be followed by a question and answer session, a book sale and signing, and a reception.

The library is located at 11 Woodbridge Ave. in Chatham. For more information, call the library at 518-392-3666.

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