Our Work

Volunteer Spotlight: Samantha Lederfine Paskal

Sam began volunteering for Smart Growth Vermont in September 2009, entering data for our Indicators of Downtown Health program, helping around the office and contributing to the monthly e-newsletter.
Sam volunteers for Smart Growth Vermont because she has witnessed the power of small communities, both in Vermont and abroad, to work together to affect change. Sam believes that sprawl and communities that are dependent on cars have a negative influence on social capital.
A recent graduate of the University of Vermont’s Community Development and Applied Economics (CDAE) department, Sam also volunteers for the Burlington Food Council and is a strong supporter of the local food movement. In her future professional endeavors, she wants to be able to help others to succeed with their own social enterprise ventures.
We are grateful to have a group of dedicated and talented volunteers, including our Board members. Thanks to everyone who contributes to Smart Growth Vermont’s mission!