University of Vermont

University Relations


Local Government and Community Relations

The University Relations office works with local government and community members around common issues and goals. We provide information about UVM and its resources to public, private, and governmental entities and promote partnerships between UVM and the community.

Collaborating on quality if life and other issues

The University and the City of Burlington share many interests and our mutual success is closely related. Working together we have made progress in addressing problems and collaborating on strategic initiatives. 

Community partnerships and resources

  • Outreach to the community includes lifelong learning, internships, community-based research, technology transfer, arts, athletics, and business resources, to name a few.
  • What UVM resources can the community use? Click here to find out. UVM resources the community can use

Reports and agreements


Joe Speidel photoJoe Speidel, Director of Local Government and Community Relations

Joe has also held positions at UVM in Career Services and the Development and Alumni Relations Office (now the UVM Foundation).  He earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and Bachelor of Arts degree at Boston College, and a Master of Education degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs at UVM.  He completed the Snelling Center’s Vermont Leadership Institute program in 2009 and is currently participating in the Leadership Champlain program.

Joe’s volunteer involvement includes the United Way of Chittenden County, the ECOS Project, the Parallel Justice Commission, the Burlington Sustainability Partnership, and Vermont Stage Company., 802-656-0299

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