Lots of great ideas and planning on how to further grow and promote the creative economy in Vermont. The Vermont Creative Network intersects with my work on the Barnard Planning Commission, my scholarly work (including teaching at Green Mountain College), my professional life as a library director, and in my agenda as a legislative candidate.
The eight graders at Woodstock Union High School and Middle School hosted candidates for a meet and greet. The kids had great questions and there was an amazing turnout of candidates.
Public presentation about the future of community rail in Vermont.
Vermont Democratic Party event including Senators Patrick Leahy, Bernie Sanders, Congressman Peter Welch, and Christine Hallquist.
Lt. Governor David Zuckerman put on an amazing event.
The Barnard BEES always put on a great breakfast.
Great turnout and great team heading into November.
Upper Valley Haven is doing tremendous work for our most vulnerable populations. The tour I took was a real eye opener.
I had family in from out of town and took them all to this annual fundraiser. I opened the food service program at this school and still miss all the awesome people there.
Attended a forum explaining the nature of a study of policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Vermont, per Act 11 of 2018.
Got a farm tour an heard about some of the issues facing small farmers in Vermont.
The VT Democratic Party opened a field office in White River Junction.
I attended the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition & Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness annual meeting and got to hear about all the great work being done in the state. There is still so much to do.
My mom served 30+ years as a public school teacher (high school math). I had her for algebra and remember the day I called her "mom" in class instead of "Mrs. Szott." So happy to receive this support.
Last night I hit two BBQ events for organized labor.
Great Labor Day turnout in White River Junction. Did some campaigning alongside lots of great folks.
Learned a bit more about renewable energy at Lt. Gov. Zuckerman's monthly film series. The film was "Reinventing Power: America's Renewable Energy Boom" and was followed by a panel discussion with Rob Kidd (Sierra Club), Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas, Lt. Governor Zuckerman, and Olivia Campbell Andersen (Renewable Energy Vermont). Exciting leadership on many fronts. Even got a picture with Rachel Stevens of Sierra Club VT!
Looking forward to to making progress on the 2018 Environmental Common Agenda
Strong initial showing, but hope to build more momentum for November.