All members of the Lyndon Community are invited to participate in the second phase of the Vermont Council on Rural Development’s (VCRD) Community Visit to the Town of Lyndon. The meeting, to be held on Tuesday, April 4th 6:30-9pm at the Lyndon Town School School, will follow up on the initial session held in February, which drew over 130 community members.
During the day of forums on February 16th, residents met in focus groups to share their thoughts on topics of relevance in Lyndon including: Marketing Lyndon; Supporting Strong Families; Economic Redevelopment; Revitalizing Downtown & Gateways; Housing & Transportation; Recreational Opportunities; School, College, & Community Partnerships; Entertainment, Events, & Arts; and Trails and Greenspaces. A Visiting Team of 25 representatives from state, federal, private, non-profit, and philanthropic agencies heard their ideas, and will remain as resources as the town moves forward on priorities that emerge through this process.
The April 4th meeting will center on reviewing a list of ideas generated at the first visit day in February. VCRD will facilitate a discussion of those ideas, where members of the Lyndon community will advocate for causes of particular interest, and finally vote for issues they want to move forward in the coming year. The issues that are selected will become the focus of task forces in the future. In April, VCRD will return with a resource team of state, federal, and non-profit leaders for a final visit to help the new task forces build action plans and resource connections to advance the priority projects.
All residents, whether they participated in the first session or not, are encouraged to come on April 4th to vote for issues that will become the focus of working groups in the coming year. Mark your calendars and come play an active role in shaping Lyndon's future.
The Vermont Council on Rural Development is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing rural Vermont communities. For more information, contact Jenna at 802-225-6091 or firstname.lastname@example.org or, for more information on the process go to: http://vtrural.org/programs/Community-Visits.
Lyndon Community Meeting
Tuesday, April 4th, 6:30-9pm
Lyndon Town School