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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

Register Today! 2nd Annual VT Community Leadership Summit
Join local leaders working to improve life in their communities at the Vermont Council on Rural Developmentā€™s 2nd Annual VT Community Leadership Summit! Follow up on action and progress since the 2018 Summit Hear inspiring stories of community... read more
Greater Greensboro Community Visit Day - July 17
On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, all members of the greater Greensboro 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... 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
VCRD Annual Reports
Here is a link to VCRD's 2018 annual report as well as those from the past few years: 2018 Annual Report 2017 Annual Report 2016 Annual Report 2015 Annual Report 2014 Annual Report 2013 Annual Report 2011 Annual Report 2010 Annual Report... read more
Our 4-Town Future Community Action Plan to Be Developed on May 21st
The Vermont Council on Rural Development will hold its last major session in the "Our 4-Town Future" Community Visit process on May 21st at the Sharon Academy High School; all community members are welcome to help line up action plans to move... read more