Our mission is to connect the campus and the local community and support proactive, collaborative initiatives to address shared challenges and opportunities.
OUR WORK AND STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
UVM OSCR Initiatives in Neighborhoods University programs and services include off-campus living workshops, onflict resolution services, fraternity and sorority life neighbor relations sessions, babysitter-minglers, and Town-Gown group.
Quality of Life Partnership - New initiatives, data, and progress University partnership members include the City of Burlington Mayor's Office, Code Enforcement, Burlington Police Department, City Council and Neighbors. On campus involvment includes Student and Community Relations, Center for Health and Wellbeing, Student Government Association, University Relations, Campus Planning Services, Community Coalition, and the Dean of Students Office.
Joe Speidel, Director Local Government and Community Relations
Joe Speidel@uvm.edu, 802-656-0299
Joe has 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 a Bachelor of Arts degree at Boston College, and a Master of Education degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs at UVM. In 2009, he completed the Snelling Center's Vermont Leadership Institute and the Leadership Champlain program in 2016.
Joe's volunteer involvement has included the United Way of Chittenden County, the ECOS Project, the Parallel Justice Commission, the Burlington Sustainability Partnership, and Vermont Stage Company.