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VCRD Vermont Council On Rural Development

The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) is a non-profit organization charged by the federal farm bill to act as a neutral convener at both the local and policy level supporting the progress of Vermont communities. VCRD has helped over 40 communities throughout Vermont expand public engagement, set priorities for the future, and implement community and economic development action plans. Past VCRD policy efforts have supported progress in issues ranging from wood products to downtown revitalization, rural energy development, the digital economy, and Vermont's working landscape.

VCRD 2nd VT Leadership Summit Part 1

The Vermont Council on Rural Development presents “2nd VT Community Leadership summit.” Held at the Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, VT on Monday, August 12, 2019.
Part 1 includes opening remarks by Megan Camp, Board Chair of VCRD; Patricia Moulton, President of Vermont Technical College; U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy; and Paul Costello, Executive Director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development.
Community Leadership Showcase: Community spark stories hosted by Jenna Koloski, Vermont Council on Rural Development. Presentations by Al Dieng, Burlington City Council; Melinda White, Northwestern VT Medical Center; Lucy Rogers, VT State Representative; Monique Priestly, The Space on Main; Zac Freeman, RASTA
Presentation of VCRD Leadership and Lifetime Achievement Awards: Paul Costello, VCRD and Ted Brady, VT Agency of Commerce & Community Development presenting awards to Emily Maclure, Craftsbury General Store; and Gus Seelig, VT Housing & Conservation Board.

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