In addition to consulting with the eight WCC teams, VCRD has been tasked by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Vermont WCC Steering Committee to support its Policy Workgroup, made up of Steering Committee and Team representatives. This Workgroup will produce several reports over the next few years.

Fall 2022 WCC Initial Report

This Initial Policy report provides an overview of the WCC program and keys to the initial success of 8 regional teams approaching long-standing challenges in new ways.

The Vermont Working Communities Challenge Steering Committee:

  • Katrina Badger, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Becca Balint, Vermont State Senate
  • Rumeli Banik, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
  • Ted Brady, Vermont League of Cities and Towns
  • Tom Donahue, BROC Community Action
  • Ben Doyle, Preservation Trust of Vermont
  • Rebecca Foster, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
  • Gary Halloway, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Molly Lambert, Lambert Consulting and Mediation
  • Emma Marvin, Butternut Mountain Farm
  • Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, EML Consulting
  • Beth Rusnock, National Life Group/National Life Group Foundation
  • Dan Smith, Vermont Community Foundation
  • Joan Straussman Brandon, NeighborWorks America
  • Sarah Waring, USDA Rural Development