Press Release

Welch to Host Listening Session on Making Rural Communities More Resilient in Waitsfield, VT

Apr 19, 2024

Senator Peter Welch will host a Listening Session in Waitsfield with community members and local leaders to discuss how Congress can better support rural communities in Vermont and across America. Senator Welch, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy, is working to pass bills to help flood recovery, build out broadband, lower energy costs and emissions, and improve water infrastructure in rural America. 

Event: Rural Development Listening Session with Senator Welch
Date: Friday, April 26, 2024
Time: 5:30 – 7:00pm
Location: Lawson’s Finest Liquids, 155 Carroll Rd, Waitsfield, VT 05673 

Vermonters are invited to share their thoughts and concerns with Senator Welch.

Panelists include:

  • Adeline Druart, CEO, Lawson’s Finest Liquids
  • Sarah Waring, Rural Development State Director, USDA
  • Roger Nishi, VP of Industry Relations, Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom
  • Melissa Bounty, Executive Director, Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation

Attendees are asked to RSVP here.

Questions about this event, as well as inquiries about accessibility and/or requests for additional accommodation should be directed to my office in Burlington (802-863-2525). 

Media are asked to RSVP here.