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I am a social worker…

husband…

Vermonter…

and soon to be father…

I am the Executive Director of Campaign for Vermont, a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization. We are focused on advancing nonpartisan reforms that are most important to the future of Vermont and the economic security and prosperity of every Vermonter.

This quote says it all: “Campaign for Vermont believes in defining solutions, building consensus and achieving compromise. We are a nonpartisan organization that welcomes all ideas and points of view. We do not support, or oppose, candidates and will never be connected to a political party. We are independent. We can, and will, go where politicians will not. We will always put people ahead of politics.”

I am a doctoral candidate in Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Vermont. My research has focused on complex system change in the human services sector, alternative and creative funding streams and socially responsible endowments.


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From the blog

VPR Commentary: Strong Headwinds

Listen to (or read) my latest commentary: Businesses come and go here, as they do in every other state. In fact, over the last two years, an average of more than ten new businesses were formed every day. So beyond the surface of politics and sound bites, in which...

VPR Commentary: Culture Change

Listen to (or read) my latest commentary: The Agency of Human Services is in need of major reform. Namely, toward a culture of kindness in the words of the Council on Pathways From Poverty; a team appointed by the Governor to recommend actions that would reduce...

VPR Commentary: Common Sense

My latest VPR commentary: Election season is essentially over. But this year I’m missing the sense of closure that typically follows. And I’m left with a decidedly unclear sense of “now what?” We had one of the closest gubernatorial elections in our state’s history....

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Email: cyrus [at] cyruspatten.com
Phone: (VT) 497-4864
Mail: 77 College St. #3B Burlington, VT 05401