The Northeast Kingdom Collaborative started as a way to pull people from across the NEK to share information, to work together. I’ve been on its board for most of the time it has had a board. It became more formal – board and by-laws – when it was named the local organization associated with the NEK’s REAP Zone status through USDA/Rural Development.
Current Board participants are listed on the Collaborative’s web site.
In recent years the board has broadened the participation of regional planners – for their own organization or for the region in general (NVDA, NCIC, USDA/RD). For a while, the board was exploring how the region might use the Collective Impact model (material copied to this site) to better coordinate efforts among various entities within the NEK.