Over 500 leaders from across the State attended the 3rd Vermont Community Leadership Summit on August 10th 2022 at Vermont Technical College to build their skills, share opportunities, network, and learn.
Participants included youth, municipal leaders, community organizers and volunteers, people with lived experience with critical challenges facing our communities, experts and technical assistance providers, regional, state, & national leaders, and others working to improve the economies and quality of life of their communities.
The Summit agenda was based in part on feedback over the past two years from thousands of Vermonters about the future of our state and the need to strengthen civic engagement and tackle shared challenges together. It oﬀered opportunities to build leadership skills, share success stories, and connect to and learn from community leaders of all backgrounds working to advance projects in towns across Vermont. We also presented the Vermont Council on Rural Development’s 2022 Community Leadership and Lifetime Achievement Awards, and closed with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream!