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Radically Moderate and Politically Independent

I am the Executive Director of MAYDAY.US, a crowd powered movement to take back our republic from the corrupting influence of big money.

I have a small private clinical practice in Essex Junction, VT and I’m the founder of a nonprofit social innovation incubator called The Uncommon Fund.

I am a doctoral candidate in Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Vermont. My research is focused on social enterprise in the nonprofit sector.

I am politically independent and radically moderate.

Most of my writing can be found here and here.


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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: 12 Pearl St., Essex Jct. VT 05452