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Making Rural Towns More Vibrant:

Through a number of different initiatives and programs, the Vermont Council on Rural Development helps to foster community and build local capacity.

Community Visits:

Community Visits allow towns to come together to plan local actions that make their towns more vibrant. Find out how your town can get involved.

Vermont Digital Economy Project:

Free technological support that will speed flood recovery, spur economic development and job growth, and improve community resilience to disasters.

Join the Working Landscape Partnership:

Add your name to the growing list of folks who support Vermont's Farm and Forest future.

What's New at VCRD

Cambridge Community to Set Priorities for Action on October 27th
All members of the Cambridge Community are invited to participate in the second phase of the Vermont Council on Rural Development’s (VCRD) Community Visit to the Town of Cambridge. The meeting, to be held on Monday, October 27th 6:30 – 9:00pm at the... read more
VCRD job opening: Community and Policy Senior Associate
The "Community and Policy Senior Associate" position supports VCRD Community Visit programs, helps lead fund development to ensure program sustainability, and actively assists the Executive Director in providing leadership for rural policy... read more
Cambridge Community Visit Day - September 30
On Tuesday, September 30, all members of the Cambridge community are invited to participate in a series of forums in town to share their concerns and ideas. VCRD will bring a team of federal, state, business, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders who... read more
Announcing the Summit, "Vermont Connected: Envisioning the Future of Vermont’s Digital Economy"
Find the Most Up To Date Information on the Summit by Clicking Here. As the Vermont Digital Economy Project winds to a close, we are happy to announce that its end will only be the beginning of an ongoing conversation around technology, digital... read more
Wi-Fi and Broadband Spreading Through Vermont
by Alex Rose Waterbury, Vt.- Some people are attached to their phones, and connecting to Wi-Fi on your Smartphone, brings the internet to our fingertips. "Internet access is a basic need for participation in the economic life, civic life, social... read more