2012 Zombie Committee Takes Office


Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, January 25, 2012, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

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ZAC to Honor Jessica Lamb With New Annual Award

The Zombie Action Committee will present Dottie’s Coffee Lounge proprietor Jessica Lamb with a newly created award at its inaugural swearing in ceremony next Wednesday, January 25.

The new Designated Safe House Award, created by an executive act of the Chancellor, is designed to recognize establishments, business owners  and other community partners who have shown outstanding, above-and-beyond support to the cause of zombie awareness.

Dotties Coffee Lounge has twice graciously played host as an opening rallying point for the Committee’s most popular annual educational event, the Zombie Pub Crawl.  As Pittsfield became one of the smallest recognized cities participating in World Zombie Day this past October, the popular downtown hotspot held up admirably under the onslaught of throngs of enthusiastic activists, reporters and film crews from multiple television stations.  [ See Video]

The recipient of the Designated Safe House Award will also receive a one year complimentary sidebar ad on SurviveBerkshires.Wordpress.com

Join us next Wednesday, January 25, at 7pm as the ZAC presents this award and swears in its 2012 government at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts.  All are welcome.


New Chancellor, Committee Officials To Be Sworn In January 25

January 9, 2012

Pittsfield, Mass- Berkshire County’s Zombie Action Committee will hold a formal Inauguration and Oath-Taking Ceremony on Wednesday, January 25, to officially welcome and launch its recently elected 2012 government.

The ceremony will take place at 7pm at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue in Pittsfield, with a casual meet & greet reception to take place following at Y Bar at 391 North Street. Friends and family of the elected officers and all supporters of the ZAC are welcome to attend. Members are the media are asked to RSVP their intention of attending in order to make sure all can be accomodated.

This Inauguration and Oath-Taking Ceremony follows a nomination and election process undertaken by the ZAC over the course of November and December-the results of which can be viewed at SurviveBerkshires.wordpress.com.

Autumn Doyle, of Dalton, Massachusetts, will ascend to the Office of Supreme High Chancellor by an 84.5% majority landslide over several popular write-in candidates including filmmaker George Romero and actor Chuck Norris.

Veteran ZAC member and crucial Zombie Pub Crawl organizer Carly Beery will be sworn in as the new Director of Educational Events, with Parker Chandler as Deputy; author DA Chaney, who has published stories in several popular zombie anthologies, will be Director of Communications & Outreach, with Palmer Dietrich as Deputy. Leehe Schueli-Segenreich will serve as Clerk, with Jeffrey Brace as Deputy Clerk.

Newcomers April Jordan, Amanda Walger, Eliza Ryan-Sinopoli, Gabriel Squailia, and Robert Pollard will join incumbents Carrie Wright and Javier Dominguez as at large committee members. These members have the same voting and rights to place petitions before the Chancellor as the other elected offices, and will support the functions of the Committee through various subcommittees as needed.

Chancellor Doyle has promised that with her new 13 member board, along with the many other enthusiastic volunteers within the organization, the ZAC will “forge a future of our most productive, bold and creative year yet.”

In 2011, the ZAC expanded its primary educational event, the Zombie Pub Crawl, becoming the smallest recognized city of many participating in World Zombie Day , garnered media attention in radio, television, internet and print from the Pioneer Vallery to Albany NY, raised awareness of its issues at Pittsfield’s Halloween parade, and generally brought undead issues to a bigger, broader audience than ever before seen in this region. Activities of the ZAC were recently featured as one of the “highlights” of local nightlife in 2011 by the Berkshire Eagle.