Community Voices is an interdisciplinary group of Virginia Tech graduate students and faculty, and community representatives interested in exploring innovative approaches to community building and engagement.

The group, affiliated with the School of Public and International Affair &; Institute for Policy and Governance, organizes a series of public talks and roundtable discussions by leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors who share stories and insights about their creative leadership initiatives and innovative approaches to problem-solving, the hard lessons learned and the rich experiences gained helping communities shape their futures.

Graduate students also interview the speakers for Trustees Without Borders, a podcast produced by Institute Senior Fellow Andy Morikawa. The public presentations and interview recordings are archived in Event Recordings.



    • Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance
    • Virginia Tech Center for Student Engagement and Community Partnerships
    • The Community Foundation of the New River Valley
    • Virginia Tech Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT)
    • Planning, Governance & Globalization Program (PG&G) of VT School of Public and International Affairs
    • Virginia Cooperative Extension
    • Women and Minority Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (WMASLS) – Office of the Provost, Virginia Tech