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New Leaders Council

Meet the 2018 Fellows: Val Vilott

Leading up to our Progressing the Good Life event on June 8, we will be introducing the 2018 fellows. Today, we meet Val Vilott.

Why New Leaders Council (NLC)?

Building community that is fighting for progressive values has never been more critical. Our future is shaped by those in power, who are often so far removed from us that they can't serve in our best interests. It's time we claim our own power - and NLC is giving us the tools to do just that.

What have you gained through your experience at NLC?

I've gained a deeper understanding of just how much it requires to build a progressive tomorrow, as well as an appreciation for the amazing infrastructure that's being built here in Omaha.

Briefly describe your capstone project.

My capstone is geared toward harnessing progressive economic power in Omaha. I'm building an online directory that connects conscientious, values-driven consumers with progressive-owned businesses right here in our community. I want those of us fighting for a progressive future to be able to vote with our wallets and support businesses whose values align with ours.

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