VCRD in the News

Lowe Commentary: Leadership Summit

For the fourth time, the Vermont Council on Rural Development is gearing up for our statewide Vermont Community Leadership Summit on Aug. 15 at Vermont State University Randolph. The Summit brings together over 500 attendees to celebrate and explore new ways to support local leadership and democracy in Vermont. It is one of the most…

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Northfield Community Visit Report 2023

Northfield: Our Common Future – Report and Action Plan – July 2023

Through the Northfield: Our Common Future Community Visit process, Northfield community members came together to identify and prioritize goals, foster local leadership, connect to resources and develop and realize achievable action plans. Through 3 public meetings, community members chose four community priorities for action, and signed up for task force groups to move them forward.…

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Sharon Task Force Kick Off

Sharon Connects Task Forces

The “Sharon Connects” process brings community members together to actively participate in examining issues, decide top priorities and develop action plans for the future of the town. The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) provided the overall structure and neutral facilitation for the first two gatherings. On June 8th, 80 community members came together to…

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