Montpelier – Sandrine Kibuey has been unanimously elected to the board of Public Assets Institute.
A non-partisan nonprofit with offices in Montpelier, Public Assets Institute is Vermont’s independent research organization on state budget, tax, and economic issues and the source for timely and in-depth state fiscal and policy analysis.
“We are delighted that Sandrine Kibuey has joined us,” said Board Chair Steve Gold, “she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, and a perspective we value. Her work with a diversity of Vermonters including New Americans, and her commitment to equitable access to public resources and services make her an ideal addition to the board.”
“My work has focused on managing large local, regional, and international projects, and it’s made me care deeply about the policies that affect peoples’ wellbeing. I see my work with Public Assets as an extension of the work I do solving big problems and getting the details right.” said Kibuey, who is director of Statewide Housing Advocacy at Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) directing rapid rehousing housing, advocacy and support services to vulnerable communities including asylum seekers and mobile home park residents.
Kibuey, originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been in the U.S. since 1997
and Vermont since 2006. In addition to her work at CVOEO, she is currently leading the Vermont New American Advisory Council (VNAAC) and serves on the board of Northgate Residents Ownership Corporation (NROC).
Prior to her position at CVOEO, Sandrine was a Project Manager in Cameroon for VSO International where she provided project turn-around expertise, monitored project activities and daily operations focused on the health improvement and development of rural communities of the North region of Cameroon. Sandrine graduated in International Relations from the University of Kinshasa-Democratic Republic of Congo, and holds a MS in International Community Economic of Development and MS in Organizational Leadership from the Southern New Hampshire University.
More information about Public Assets Institute and reports based on its research and analysis are available on its website www.publicassets.org.