JOIN US at the NEK Today and Tomorrow Summit Conference, June 15
The NEK Today and Tomorrow Summit Conference will build action to advance the health and prosperity of NEK communities while maintaining their character and protecting the working landscape that surrounds them. Click HERE to Register Now, Find out More, or Download the agenda (pdf).
* Saturday, June 15
* 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
* Lake Region Union High School, Orleans Vermont
With the positive economic growth on the northern tier of the NEK, residents of the Kingdom want to be sure to optimize the benefits to communities, strengthen downtowns and village centers, support the character of the NEK, and enhance the region’s farm and forest landscape.
NEK Today and Tomorrow is designed to bring residents of the regional community together to think about key issues connected to the future of the economy, land, and towns of the Kingdom, contribute ideas for local and regional planning efforts, and consider actions that can be taken to advance local communities.
NEK Today and Tomorrow will begin with this public conference and lead to County Meetings to set priorities for action. NEK County Meetings will receive reports from the Summit including lists of ideas toward action and drafted points of vision, and then set local priorities and identify areas for potential action by municipalities or working groups.
- Engage the people of the NEK region to define key points of vision for the future.
- Gather concerns and ideas for actions that can be taken to respond to economic development and support strong community centers, the working landscape, education and heath, in ways that enhance the quality of life and the strength of local communities throughout the region.
- Add up public ideas that can help shape local and regional planning goals for economic development, advancing energy systems, supporting the farm and forest economy, and addressing key needs ranging from housing to education and health care.
- Address special needs around three key components of regional development: Housing, Education and the Working Landscape.