Summits convene state and federal leaders and encourage their cooperative goal-setting and mutual investment in response to key rural priorities in Vermont.

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2023 4th Vermont Community Leadership Summit

Summits History of VCRD Summits Past Summits 2023 4th Vermont Community Leadership Summit 2022: 3rd Vermont Community Leadership Summit 2021: Summit on the Future of Vermont 2019: 2nd Vermont Community Leadership Summit 2018: Making It Happen: Vermont Community Leadership Summit Over 400 leaders from across the State attended the 4th Vermont Community Leadership Summit on…

VCRD Announces 2023 Vermont Community Leadership Award Recipient

The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) today announced the recipients of the Vermont Community Leadership Award, which will be presented at VCRD’s 2023 Vermont Community Leadership Summit on August 15 at the Vermont State University Randolph Campus. The Vermont Community Leadership Award is presented each year to celebrate Vermonters who exemplify “dedication, integrity and…

2023 Vermont Community Leadership Summit

VCRD: Leadership Summit

For the fourth time, the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) is gearing up for our statewide Vermont Community Leadership Summit on August 15 at Vermont State University Randolph. The Summit brings together over 500 attendees to celebrate and explore new ways to support local leadership and democracy in Vermont. It is one of the…

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Lowe Commentary: Leadership Summit

For the fourth time, the Vermont Council on Rural Development is gearing up for our statewide Vermont Community Leadership Summit on Aug. 15 at Vermont State University Randolph. The Summit brings together over 500 attendees to celebrate and explore new ways to support local leadership and democracy in Vermont. It is one of the most…

2023 Vermont Community Leadership Summit

Statewide Community Leadership Summit Serves as Platform for Vermont Volunteers & Leaders

The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) is inviting all Vermonters thinking about their community and the future of our state to attend the 2023 Vermont Community Leadership Summit on Tuesday, August 15 at Vermont State University Randolph Campus hosted by the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD). Register now at https://www.vtrural.org/summit/. Designed in partnership…

VCRD Inaugural Community Social

Rupe: Getting to know Vermonters better

Here at the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD), we’re committed to listening to community members from around the state about the opportunities and challenges they see in their towns and supporting those who step forward to build an even stronger future. It is a critical time to be focused on our small cities and…

Inaugural Social

VCRD Inaugural Community Social

Join the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) for our inaugural “Community Social!”   Tuesday, June 13 | 5-7 PM | Lake Bomoseen Lodge & Taproom | Bomoseen, Vermont This event, at the Lake Bomoseen Lodge & Taproom, is for community members and leaders, volunteers, and partners committed to Vermont. The short program will feature…

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Past Summits

Summits History of VCRD Summits Past Summits 2023 4th Vermont Community Leadership Summit 2022: 3rd Vermont Community Leadership Summit 2021: Summit on the Future of Vermont 2019: 2nd Vermont Community Leadership Summit 2018: Making It Happen: Vermont Community Leadership Summit Past Summits The Vermont Council on Rural Development has been hosting a wide variety of…