Engaging with Communities
Virginia Cooperative Extension specialists in community viability work with Extension agents, campus-based faculty, organizational partners, communities, and individuals to further opportunity and build capacity in five program areas:
- Civic Leadership and Engagement,
- Community Enterprise and Resiliency,
- Community Food System and Enterprises,
- Community Planning, and
- Emerging Community Issues.
Examples of our work include training county elected officials, educating entrepreneurs, facilitating collaborative projects, supporting the growth of community food systems and local economies, enhancing agent skills and community capacity in facilitation and leadership, conducting problem-driven research, and creating publications and tools that address critical community needs.
Do you have a question about Community Viability?
Perhaps one of the Community Viability specialists below can help you. Contact a Community Viability specialist or direct a question to them using our Ask an Expert system.
Brian Calhoun, Ph.D.
Jonah Fogel, Ph.D.
Crystal Tyler-Mackey, Ph.D.
Martha Walker, Ph.D.