In March 2019, over 200 Poultney residents came together to discuss the impacts on the town associated with the closing of Green Mountain College, and to consider what community residents could do to address the challenges facing Poultney and revitalize the town and village of Poultney. As a result of this “Poultney Comes Together” process, the community identified five key priorities for action by task forces.

For the next 6 months, members of the community, working together with town manager Paul Donaldson and selectboard chair Jeff King, donated their time and efforts to advance the priorities. This report provides a brief description of their efforts, and includes recommendations and ideas that will help realize the priorities identified by the community. Read their Update and Implementation Plan.

Next, the town will establish a coordinating group made up of representatives from local organizations and community volunteers to help coordinate the implementation of those ideas and recommendations. Implementation will begin in the summer of 2020.