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2022 Vermont Community Leadership Summit

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

In 2018 and 2019, hundreds of Vermonters joined together at VCRD’s Community Leadership Summits to explore ways to support local leadership and democracy. We have seen tremendous challenges and change since our 2019 Summit, and VCRD has heard from thousands of Vermonters the need to come back together to renew, connect, and continue to lead positive change as we transition into a post-pandemic world. The Summit agenda will include skills workshops, networking opportunities, community project panels, and forum discussions. Leaders of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences will come together to:

Reflect on challenges, opportunities, and successes of the past two years;
Share highlights of local leadership, community initiatives, and civic engagement;
Network and connect with leaders across Vermont;
Learn critical community engagement and project development skills;
Identify strategies to support and advance a diversity of local leaders to renew civic engagement, trust, civility, and community connection.

This event will be an all-inclusive summit aiming to bring new and established voices together from across Vermont. Anyone who is serving on local commissions, taking the lead or taking a stand in their community, or who is engaged in advancing a positive future for their town, city, or state is encouraged to join the conversation. Speakers and participants will represent the full diversity of Vermont community members and leaders including youth, municipal leaders, community organizers and volunteers, people with lived experience with critical challenges facing our communities, experts and technical assistance providers, regional leaders, and more.


August 10
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Vermont Council on Rural Development


Vermont Technical College
124 Admin Dr.
Randolph Center, VT 05061 United States
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