Community ACTion Day 2016

Spring 2016 Community ACTion Day

Pre-Registration is required. Click HERE to register.

FREE TO ATTEND – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC5b3575b0-0b61-4ed2-8b59-4432c9c7c01f

Wheelchair Accessible * Scent Free Event * Childcare Available

Sign Language Interpreter Services Available

Date: Saturday, June 11th

Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Location: Masonic Lodge – 504 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201

Pre-Registration is required. Click HERE to register.


8:00 – 9:30 ~ Project VISION Presentation

Project VISION Team from Rutland Vermont will share how they helped mobilize hundreds of residents to bring about significant changes in Rutland and improve their city.
  • Korrine Rodrigue, MA – Univ. of Miami, Project VISION co-founder
  • Scott Tucker, Executive Director, Project VISION, Rutland City Police
  • Sgt, Matthew Prouty, Rutland City Police
  • Sgt. Greg Sheldon, Rutland City Police
  • Chris Louras – Mayor, City of Rutland (Tentative)

9:30 – 9:40 ~ Physical Activity Break

9:40 – 11:15 ~ ACT Member Presentations

Local residents share promising practices learned from national trainings on community-building and public health:
Drug Free Communities New Grantee Training
  • Brian Griffin (Fraternal Order of Masons),
  • Kiah Morris (Alliance for Community Transformations)
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Trainings
  • Katrina Hollis (United Counseling Services—Teens for Change)
  • Nevin Lessard (SerVermont—AmeriCorps VISTA)
  • Keith Carey (Gamers Grotto)

11:15 – 12:00 ~ ACT Committee Information Session

ACT committee members will engage in round table discussions to explain the work they have done since committees were formed in August of 2015.

12:00-  1:30 ~ Lunch Provided

Lunch featuring live music from award-winning jazz trio The Strange. (Advance Registration Required)

1:30—3:30 ~ Beautify Bennington

Community clean up—all hands on deck! A project of Beautify Bennington.