December Community Meeting

Community Coalition Meeting

PRESENTED BY: Alliance for Community Transformations

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Monday, December 7, 2015, 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Crispe Room

Vermont Veterans’ Home Bennington, Vermont

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United States +1 (872) 240-3212
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Kiah Morris, Director

802.442.0713 x 9


Nevin Lessard, Program Assistant, AmeriCorps VISTA

802.442.0713 x 6

The Alliance for Community Transformations (ACT) is a community-based, grassroots
collective of people who are working together on projects to improve the health of our
communities.Our mission: To empower, mobilize and inspire communities to act in collaboration towards delaying first time substance use and preventing substance abuse among youth, reducing its use across all ages and promoting greater wellness and long-term health in the “Southshire” region of Bennington County.Our Vision: A region that actively works together to empower, mobilize and inspire one another to act in collaboration towards greater health and sustainable change.


Time Activity Outcomes/Objectives
12:00 Check–in ***
12:05 Welcome and Introductions – Cindy Krautheim, Interim Chair ***
12:10 Agenda Overview – Bill Colvin, BCRC, ACT Fiscal Sponsor Representative

·        Set Next Meeting Time/Date

Participants will have a clear understanding of the meeting components and will have a voice in selecting the next meeting date and time.
12:15 ACT Selections and Voting— Bill Colvin, ACT Fiscal Sponsor Representative

·        ACT Bylaw Approvals

·        Executive Committee Nominations and Elections

Participants select members to serve in leadership roles, and approve

*Voting is restricted to members with a current MOU on file.

Participants will have a clear understanding of the organizational structure of ACT, provide input and selection of leadership, understand the roles of ACT committees, volunteer for a committee and provide approval and input for ACT’s by-laws.

12:30 Volgistics / GLIP / ACT Website Tour- Nevin Lessard, Program Assistant


Participants will gain greater understanding of use of online systems that ACT is has implemented for in-kind tracking, project management and dissemination of information via the website.
1:00 December Press Conference Discussion

January Cannabis Forum Discussion – Cindy Krautheim, Interim Chair

Committees will learn more regarding these grant activities, their role in the events and provide input on the location, date and time for the event.
1:10 Committee Meetings *Online and telephone access will be disconnected for the remainder of the event. Committee members will gain clear understanding of the roles and activities of the committees; identify leadership for the committee from the group; identify and choose opportunities to support implementation of activities.
2:00 Meeting Evaluation & Adjournment Participants will be able to provide feedback on the meeting and assess the effectiveness of the event.

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