Please join us for our 2020 Annual Meeting!
October 1, 4:30–5:30 pm
Online via Zoom
The Ground We Share: Access, equity, and justice on the land
Featuring Keynote Speaker: Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity, State of Vermont
Xusana’s talk, Vermont Land Trustworthy: Systemic Change for a Stronger Community, will explore the intersections of land-use, policy, and equity, with suggestions for what we (as a state and VLT) can do to create a more just society.
Xusana Davis serves as the State of Vermont’s first Executive Director of Racial Equity. Appointed in 2019 by Governor Phil Scott, Davis works with state agencies to identify and address systemic racial disparities and support the state’s efforts to expand and diversify Vermont’s population.
Prior to joining the State of Vermont, she was Director of Health & Housing Strategic Initiatives at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and before that, the Director of the Black Latino Asian Caucus of the New York City Council.
She holds a Juris Doctor with a concentration in International Human Rights Law from New York Law School and a Bachelors of Arts from Fordham University.
Davis is a first-generation, U.S.-born Latina and believes in open access to government for all people, regardless of their background or place of origin. She is fluent in Spanish, and her name is pronounced like the phrase “Seuss on a.”
- Welcome and Opening Remarks – Marc Mihaly, Board Chair and Nick Richardson, President & CEO
- Keynote with Q&A – Xusana Davis, Executive Director of Racial Equity for the State of Vermont
- Voting Results for Board of Trustees – Marc Mihaly
- Awards – Nick Richardson
Your email confirmation will include a link to the Zoom meeting with additional information (for VLT members) on how to vote online for our new slate of Trustees.
For more information, contact Jane at (802) 262-1204.
The Vermont Land Trust welcomes and affirms all people regardless of their age, culture, abilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.