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Regional Contact

Darla Senecal

Regional Manager, Bennington, Rutland, Addison

Darla serves as the Regional Manger for Bennington, Addison and Rutland counties. She works to support collaboration between families, educators, community partners and others dedicated to creating the best outcomes for children and families. Darla has spent much of her career working in community service, first as a volunteer, then as Recreation Director for 17 years, and most recently as a newly elected Selectboard member in the Town of Bristol. Working on projects that bring communities together is when Darla finds herself most energized. Darla can often be found working in her gardens, regularly accompanied by her cat Angus.

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Upcoming Council Meetings

Rutland Regional Council Meeting

July 20 at 6:00 pm

Rutland Regional Council Meeting

June 15 at 6:00 pm

Rutland Regional Council Meeting

May 18 at 6:00 pm

Rutland Regional Council Meeting

April 20 at 6:00 pm |contact Darla Senecal for videoconference link

Regional Action Plan

The Regional Action Plan acts as a blueprint for how the Council serves children and families.


Stories From Rutland


October 8, 2021

BBF Launches the Vermont Early Childhood Fund with $100K to Communities

Building Bright Futures is pleased to announce the creation of the Vermont Early Childhood Fund (VECF) providing grants of $10,000-$20,000 for up to 7 grantees to support creative solutions that will improve the well-being of children (prenatal-age 8), families, as well as the Vermont communities in which they live.  Each year BBF Regional Councils, the […]

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July 3, 2019

Rutland Recap June 2019

Kindergarten readiness and transition has been part of the Rutland BBF Action Plan for some time. This winter a steering committee was formed containing members from Rutland Head Start, Rutland Mental Health, Rutland Central Supervisory Union and Rutland City Schools to begin planning a summit of regional stakeholders to promote increased parent engagement and support […]

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Regional HAVYC&F Profile

Learn about the data and conditions for young children and families in the Rutland Region, and their Regional Council’s priorities in the area.


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