Civic Engagement Positions

Does your organization have an open board position that you would like to publicize with VT PoC members?

City of South Burlington
Seeking art interested and motivated residents to join an art loving Committee to promote art and culture in South Burlington and to advise the City Council on acquisitions of public art, matters related to public art, and otherwise encourage and support art in South Burlington. The Committee also provides oversight to the City's art gallery in the South Burlington Public Library and City Hall. Open to all residents of South Burlington - Please see the Public Art Committee web page learn more about the committee.
Vital Communities
Vital Communities seeks new board members who share our commitment to inclusive, equitable, and long-term community engagement that cultivates the civic, environmental, and economic vitality of the Upper Valley. With 19 full- and part-time staff, a $2.7 million budget, and a service area covering 69 towns in NH and VT, we work with partners to lead projects in the areas of climate, economic resilience, energy, farming, food security, housing, leadership training, early childhood education, and transportation. We are actively seeking to diversify our Board as part of our commitment to identify, include, engage, and connect with residents of all ages, genders, races, cultures, faiths, abilities, professions, documentation status, income levels, sexual orientation, and geographic locations within our Upper Valley service area. Previous Board experience is not required. Former staff who have worked at Vital Communities after January 1, 2019, are ineligible. We welcome people from any part of our region to apply; we are especially looking for candidates that live and/or work in communities not currently represented on our board. We are especially in need of board members with finance experience.
City of South Burlington
The City of South Burlington seeks South Burlington residents interested in providing input into policy development around the South Burlington economy. Appointees may have direct economic development experience, own or have owned a business, work for a South Burlington business or may have a general interest in the economic development or well-being of the South Burlington community. All meetings are open to the public. Committee Page: Link to Application: Submit application to Andrea Leo: Or via mail or the City Hall Drop Box to: City Manager's Office Attn: Andrea Leo 180 Market Street South Burlington, VT 05403
Cathedral Square
We are housing developers, caregivers, maintenance specialists, health care professionals, social workers and public-policy advocates dedicated to promoting healthy homes, caring communities and positive aging. At Cathedral Square, older adults and people with disabilities and other challenges can live their lives to the fullest -- in communities where age and wisdom are valued and respected, where diversity in all its forms is welcome and celebrated. We have a 13-member board that helps guide and support us!
KidSafe Collaborative
KidSafe Collaborative is a partnership of agencies, organizations and individuals working together to prevent and address child abuse and neglect in our community. We are the only independent Chittenden County, Vermont agency focused solely on keeping our community working together to prevent and address child abuse and neglect. KidSafe’s mission is: to engage community groups, individuals and agencies to work together to improve our community’s prevention of and response to child abuse and neglect. KidSafe Collaborative grew out of a grassroots process when social workers and other human services providers realized they could be of greater service to families in need of support if they were able to share information about their clients – both children and adults. From this beginning – the first ‘child protection team’ meetings at the former Mary Fletcher Hospital in 1969 – grew long-term agency commitments to collaborate and work as a community to address and prevent child abuse and neglect. Evolving and expanding through incorporation as the Community Network for Children, Youth and Families in 1986, a major federal grant in 1998, and a range of added projects and activities, KidSafe has become the recognized leader of a unique collaborative process.
Vermont Production Collective
Vermont Production Collective was established in 2021 to support established and aspiring artist in film production and related fields. We collaborate with film festivals around the state to host networking events for local creators, panel discussions on industry topics, and discussions to learn from working experts in the field, and are developing programming to facilitate mentorships and hands-on learning opportunities for students, recent grads, and people transitioning into the field. We also assist in the creation of local in-person meetup groups to promote casual networking at a local and regional level. Last year we launched the Vermont Screenplay Incubator program, which over the course of nine months is helping to refine five screenplays written by Vermont authors. All the screenplays are set in Vermont, so we are hoping to create a pipeline of homegrown work which can help develop a thriving local ecosystem for creators, from the writers to on-set crew and post-production professionals. Additionally, we have been working with the Vermont Arts Council to advise on the creation of a statewide body for the coordination of the industry, as well as a crew, locations, jobs and internship database. At this time our organization is run by an all-volunteer (voting) board of directors with the assistance of a (non-voting) advisory board, consisting of members from all over the state with backgrounds in film, non-profit administration, advertising, higher education, technical education, and event planning.
Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op
The Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op is more than a superb natural grocery store. It’s a community-owned, democratically-governed cooperative business that supports local farmers, provides jobs, and increases access to healthy foods. Our Co-op is stronger when all our community members are represented. Add your voice by joining the Co-op board! Serving on the board is one way that member-owners can participate in strategic oversight and help make our collaborative, democratic organization thrive. Our board strives to be actively anti-racist and inclusive. Board members receive a yearly stipend and a 10% store discount, plus ample learning and leadership development opportunities. Board elections take place every May. Apply by March 10, 2024 to run for the board. For details, click here, email, or ask for a board application packet at the co-op register.
Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain's Future
The Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on Lake Champlain’s Future (VTCAC) is recruiting one member to serve in the committee’s vacant Citizen-at-Large seat. The VTCAC is a diverse group of community members, lake advocates, business representatives, farmers, and legislators united through their interest in a clean, healthy Lake Champlain. The 14-member committee (ten community members and four state legislators) provides an opportunity for diverse interests to work together to develop an action agenda for improving water quality and enhancing the natural, cultural, recreational, and economic resources of the Lake Champlain Basin. VTCAC members are charged with submitting an annual report to the Vermont General Assembly that maps out recommended actions to protect the integrity of the lake. The VTCAC meets regularly as an organization and annually with New York and Quebec CACs to discuss issues of mutual concern and to advise the Lake Champlain Steering Committee. The Lake Champlain Steering Committee guides the Lake Champlain Basin Program and is responsible for implementing the Lake Champlain Management Plan "Opportunities for Action." To learn more and apply visit