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Event Details

The Greater Burlington Women’s Forum is excited to present a virtual lunchtime event that will give you an opportunity to voice your vision for this great state we call home!

This topic is complex, but we’re going to break it down brainstorming session-style. The prompts will be:

  • What’s missing? 
  • What could be improved? 
  • What do we need to do to create a Vermont that works for all people?

Our speakers Jenna Koloski and Alyssa Johnson from the Vermont Council on Rural Development will introduce the Vermont Proposition: an effort to set non-partisan priorities for statewide action. The first draft of the Proposition is based on input from thousands of Vermonters, and shares a set of ideas to drive common action and advance a successful future for our communities, environment and the full diversity of Vermonters.

Then, we want to hear from you! We will move to small-group breakout rooms to discuss challenges in Vermont, areas and projects you would like to see prioritized, and how we can unite to build a better future. After our abundance of ideas are shared we will close with a mindful moment to move forward in our day feeling inspired and centered.



Jenna Koloski, Community and Policy Manager at VCRD, assisted by Alyssa Johnson, VCRD


Date: February 25th, 2021

Time: 12PM-1:00PM

Place: Online via Zoom (details when you register) [For a basic Zoom guide, click here]



15 mins - Intros/Speaker shares her topic

10 mins - Breakout room discussions

30 mins - Facilitated group conversation 

5 mins - Mindful moment/Wrap up

We hope you can join us!


The Greater Burlington Women's Forum Leadership Team

Aditi Datta, Andria Denome, Gina Pandolfo and Lola Houston

About the Speaker:

Jenna Koloski has been the Community and Policy Manager of the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) since January 2015, supporting and coordinating statewide policy facilitation as well as leading community level prioritization and action processes. Jenna also serves as President of the Vermont Community Development Association. Prior to her work at VCRD, Jenna was the Child Nutrition Manager at Hunger Free Vermont, coordinating community-driven solutions to hunger in Vermont towns and facilitating the Addison County Hunger Council, a cross-sectoral group of County leaders committed to addressing hunger in the region. Jenna studied at McGill University before moving to Vermont to pursue her Master's Degree at Vermont Law School where she studied environmental and agricultural law and policy. Jenna lives in Huntington with her husband, daughter, and black lab where she serves on the Conservation Commission and enjoys trail running, skiing, mountain biking, and exploring the Green Mountains with her family.  

BY DONATION. For our events to be accessible and affordable for all women, we rely on your contributions! If you can manage it, we ask for a $1, $5 or $10 donation when you register. If you would like to make your contribution online, please see our website (https://www.btvwomen.org) and click the DONATE button.

Special thanks to the legal firm of PRIMMER PIPER EGGLESTON & CRAMER PC, our Founding Business Supporter; DUNKIEL SAUNDERS, Community Supporter; MERCY CONNECTIONS, our Fiscal Agent, providing fiscal oversight and tax-exempt status.

Venue Information

This event takes place online.

Organizer Information

Greater Burlington Women's Forum

255 S Champlain St, Burlington, VT 05401
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 503-0297

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