Susan Clark is a writer and facilitator focusing on community sustainability and citizen participation. She is an award-winning radio commentator and former talk show co-host. Her democratic activism has earned her broad recognition, including the 2010 Vermont Secretary of State's Enduring Democracy Award.
Clark is the coauthor of All Those In Favor: Rediscovering the Secrets of Town Meeting and Community (RavenMark, 2005). Her work strengthening communities has included directing a community activists' network and facilitating town visioning forums. She served as communication and education director of the Vermont Natural Resources Council and Coordinator of the University of Vermont's Environmental Programs In Communities (EPIC) project.
Clark lives in Middlesex, Vermont, where she is chairs a committee that encourages citizen involvement, and serves as town-meeting moderator.
Susan's Upcoming Events
(publicity) Susan Clark on KOPN
May 30, 2013, 7:00 pm
Susan Clark will have a 1 hour live phone interview on KOPN's Community Radio on May 30 at 7pm ET.
Susan Clark at 2013 Slow Living Summit
Slow Living Summit, Downtown Brattleboro VT
June 6, 2013, 10:30 am
Susan Clark will co-present a breakout session at the 2013 Slow Living Summit on June 6 at 10:30 AM. The title of her talk is, "Slow Democracy, Slow Government: Creating more resilient communities."
Do you wonder why our democratic decision making cant be more like slow food locally grown, and full of the vibrant creative spirit of home? Susan Clark, author of Slow Democracy and George Putnam, president and CEO, Yankee Farm Credit and proponent of Slow Government, share their diverse views about how the philosophy of slow can improve community spirit and resiliency. Enjoy inspiring success stories, thought-provoking discussion, and a chance to put your ideas to work.
Susan Clark at Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Commission Annual Meeting
, Woodstock VT
June 26, 2013, 5:00 pm
Susan will be the guest speaker at the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Commission Annual Meeting, to be held at the King Farm in Woodstock, VT on Wednesday, June 26th.
5:00 PM - Cocktails and social time
7:30 PM - Dinner and business meeting
Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home
Slow Democracy chronicles the ways in which ordinary people have mobilized to find local solutions to local problems. It invites us to bring the advantages of "slow" to our community decision making. Just as slow food encourages chefs and eaters to become more intimately involved with the production of local food, slow democracy encourages us to govern ourselves locally with processes that are inclusive, deliberative, and citizen powered.