Invitation for Community Conversations on DEI

Town of Middlebury
Community Conversations on
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Over the last 18 months, Middlebury Officials, including the Selectboard, members of the Town Administration, Middlebury Police and all other Town Departments, have worked to gain a better understanding of systemic barriers and inequities that may impact the quality of life for people in Middlebury. The process has included learning sessions, internal assessments, and most recently, a public survey that gave insight into the experiences and needs of the Middlebury Community. 

The next activity of this phase is deeper community engagement through community dialogue. We wish to learn more about your experiences and suggestions for how the Town of Middlebury can improve in serving the community and what the Town should celebrate, too. Our larger goal is to inform the Town of Middlebury's Strategic Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) plan. Those who attend will also be invited to participate on the DEI steering committee to help oversee this ongoing longer-term work.

LGBTQIA Affinity Group: Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 6:30-8 PM - Ilsley Public Library Community Meeting Room, 75 Main Street

BIPOC Affinity Group: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 6:30-8 PM -  Ilsley Public Library Community Meeting Room, 75 Main Street

General Community: Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 6:30- 8 PM - Large Conference Room, Town Offices, 77 Main Street

New Americans, Immigrant-Identifying Community Members, and those for whom English is a 2nd Language: Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 6:30 - 8 PM - Ilsley Public Library Community Room, 75 Main Street

People with Disabilities: Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 6:30- 8 PM Large Conference Room, Town Offices, 77 Main Street

All Sessions: Children are welcome: Miss Tricia from the Ilsley Public Library will gather a cart of books and games for children attending the sessions. Light refreshments provided.

Our community is stronger when we work together, so please click here or call the Town Manager’s Office, 802-458-8001,  to register!   All are welcome to attend, regardless of registration.  Those with need for accommodation are encouraged to pre-register several days before the event so that we can make appropriate arrangements for attendance.