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2019 Vermont Community Leadership Summit:

Join community organizers and leaders working to improve the economies and quality of life in their communities!

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.

Climate Economy Initiative:

VCRD is spearheading efforts identified by the Vermont Climate Change Economy Council's report "Progress for Vermont" which outlines a bold action plan to create jobs and boost prosperity while reducing carbon impacts and advancing efficiencies.

Climate Economy Model Communities Program:

Helping communities build and implement priority actions that increase economic vitality and affordability in a time of climate change

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

Dorset Tomorrow Takes Shape - Next Step: Task Force Meetings Sept 23
The Vermont Council on Rural Development will hold an action plan building session in the Dorset Tomorrow process on September 23rd; all community members are welcome to help line up action plans to move priority projects forward. On July 24th over... read more
Westford’s Future: Community Forums to Set Direction for the Future of the Community
On September 19th, all members of the Westford community are invited to kick off a process to set direction for a vibrant, prosperous, and dynamic future. This process will engage the entire community in reviewing challenges and opportunities facing... read more
2019 Vermont Community Leadership Summit Report
Over 500 leaders from towns throughout Vermont came together at the 2nd annual Community Leadership Summit to learn from each other, connect to potential partners and resources, and support each other’s progress in service to their community, and to... read more
Poultney Comes Together Report and Action Plan - August 2019
Over 200 residents came together to think about the impacts of the closing of Green Mountain College on their community and the actions community members could take to advance community and economic development projects that could improve the... read more
Our 4-Town Future Community Visit Report - July 2019
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in the 4-Town region of Royalton, Sharon, Strafford and Tunbridge. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 3 priority areas for future action: Develop Area Housing and Build a... read more