Eric Covey
Advisory Board Chair, NLC Vermont

Eric currently serves as Chief of Staff for Vermont’s Secretary of State Jim Condos, where he works to increase government transparency and accountability, reduce barriers to voting for all Vermonters, and to fix our broken campaign finance system. He served on the Winooski City Council from 2017-2019, where he advocated for progressive, people-centered policies that ensure Winooski residents are safe, connected, and supported. He was recently appointed to the Winooski Charter Commission, tasked with examining how the city may be able to expand municipal voting rights to non-citizen residents. Eric is the Founder of the New Leaders Council (NLC) Vermont chapter, and was Director from 2017-2019, focusing on recruiting, training and supporting the next generation of emerging, progressive leaders in Vermont. He was a founding board member and Co-Director of the NLC Maine chapter before moving back to Vermont, and is a trainer for the organization nationally. Eric was recently selected to receive a Vermont Business Magazine ‘Rising Star’ award, which recognizes 40 young professional leaders selected from a highly competitive applicant pool of almost 250. Eric has years of progressive policy experience working to empower his community members to engage in the decision making process on a local, statewide, and national level.