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.
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. With the recent hiring of an Executive Director, it will likely be more prominent in the group’s efforts than previously.
Current Board participants are listed on the Collaborative’s web site. As of late 2017, the board includes leaders in health care, banking, and other sectors previously lightly represented.