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Community Visit Reports

Shoreham Community Visit Report - 2009
Working to attract village economic development and to build a business incubator. Other initiatives include improving civic participation and exploring in town energy opportunities. Read the Report and Action Plan.
Rural Development in Vermont: Community and Policy Findings - 2009
This compendium of findings highlights priority topic areas that have emerged through VCRD's body of work, and considers challenges identified by communities, some of the accomplishments of VCRD at the community and policy level, and unmet community development needs in Vermont. Click here to read the report (pdf).
Killington Community Visit Report - 2008
Thanks to the Community Visit process, Killington built a system for positive Town/Mountain communications and problem solving, and set a 4‐season economic development planning process with substantial funding from a 1% municipal rooms, meals, and sales tax. Read the Report and Action Plan.
Derby Community Visit Report - 2007
Thanks to the Community Visit process, Derby began evaluating steps toward a town/village merger and solving water sewer infrastructure issues. Read the Report and Action Plan.
Richford Community Visit Report - 2007
We ran a second Community Visit process in Richford in 2007. Community members formed task forces on Job Creation and Retention, Law Enforcement, and Image and Communication. Read the Report and Action Plan.
Hinesburg Community Visit Report - 2007
After the Community Visit process, the town voted for funds to contract for services to advance the initiatives recorded in the final report. It also improved energy efficiency, stopped bus idling, created a lightbulb campaign, and advanced the agricultural economy. Read the Report and Action Plan.
Pownal Community Visit Report - 2006
Through the Community Visit Process, Pownal established a Housing Task Force that built a mobile home tenants association andplanned for an affordable housing project. It also developed community gardens and activities, and built a tourism map and a communications campaign to tell the good story of the town’s success. Read the Report and Action Plan.
Woodstock Community Visit Report - 2006
Through the Community Visit process, Woodstock set community priorities for town/village merger, built an east end development corporation, expanded conservation, expanded walking trails, and developed a town trails map, and worked on building a Woodstock Vision. Read the Report and Action Plan
Chelsea Community Visit Report - 2005
Through the Community Visit process, Chelsea gained an ACCD Planning Grant to staff Community Visit Task Forces, building a community facilities and an infrastructure plan. Read the Report and Action Plan.
Bristol Community Visit Report - 2004
Through the Community Visit Process, Bristol inventoried potential space for a small industrial park, set key attributes of businesses to attract, worked on redeveloping Bartlett Falls area, and improved the storm water system. Read the Report and Action Plan

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