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Empower Pownal Community Meeting – July 25

On Tuesday, July 25, all members of the Pownal community are invited to participate in the 2nd step of the Empower Pownal process. The session will be held from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the American Legion on Route 7. At this meeting, participants will review the ideas that came out of the discussions at the Kick-Off event on June 24, prioritize some key directions through a dot-voting exercise, and take first steps toward action. This is a great chance to have your voice heard in setting some goals for Pownal’s future. Everyone in the community is invited and encouraged to come.

One Burke Community Visit Program invites the full community together to set direction for the future

On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, all members of the Burke community are invited to participate in a series of forums in town to share their concerns and ideas. VCRD will bring a team of close to 20 federal, state, business, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders who will listen to residents and will return to the community in months ahead with recommendations, ideas and support in developing action plans and funding strategies. Click HERE for the schedule of the day.

Video ~ Vermont PBS "Profile of Vermont's Future" with Paul Costello

Vermont PBS aired their "Profile of Vermont's Future" special around the economic challenges facing Vermont and how communities are stepping up to advance their revitalization -- with moderator Fran Stoddard and panelists VCRD Executive Director Paul Costello, Dan Smith of the Vermont Community Foundation, and Bill Shouldice of the VT Chamber of Commerce.

Click here to watch the TV show: http://www.vpt.org/videoplayer/?v=3001448386

Empower Pownal invites the full community to a free lunch and kick-off to set direction for the future

On Saturday June 24th all members of the Pownal community are invited to the Empower Pownal kick-off event at the American Legion. This event is kicks off a process for residents to identify and advance priorities that improve economic opportunity and affordability in the face of climate change.

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