Paul Costello, Executive Director of Vermont Council on Rural Development
Thomas Sullivan, President of the University of Vermont
Miro Weinberger, Mayor of Burlington VT
Paul Costello has served as the Executive Director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development since 2000. VCRD runs an annual Rural Summit, and conducts “Community Visits” that help rural communities build priorities, set action plans, and build connections to resources.
Tom Sullivan became the 26th President of the University of Vermont in July 2012. Prior to becoming President, he served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Minnesota, 2004-2012.
Serving the City of Burlington as mayor since March 2012 Mayor Weinberger has focused on enhancing quality of life for residents, fiscal stewardship of the City’s assets, innovation and economic development, addressing the City’s housing shortage, and 21st century policing.