You can add you experiences and ideas for the future of Barre through this online survey. Ideas from the discussion on September 13 and from survey responses will be shared with the community before the meeting on October 18th.

Members of the Barre community came together on September 13th at the Barre Opera House (6 N. Main St) for a community gathering to connect with fellow residents, listen, share, and form early thoughts about next steps and ideas for the future of Barre!

The next community gathering will be on Wednesday October 18th, 5:30-8pm at the Barre Opera House, more information to follow.

The goal of this effort is to bring together the full diversity of Barre residents, organizations, and partners in an open, inclusive dialogue to build understanding around flooding experiences and recovery and resilience efforts and create ideas for action for the immediate and long-term future of the city. These sessions will be facilitated by the Vermont Council on Rural Development—a neutral convener of public process.

ALL are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Community Survey – Share your experiences and ideas for the future of Barre! Notes from all of the sessions and survey responses will be shared with the community at the next meeting on October 18th. Access the survey here.

Childcare will be provided.

American Sign Language interpreter will be available.

Accessibility information for the Barre Opera House: The Barre Opera House entrance is at the rear of the City Hall building, and is wheelchair accessible.

  • Elevator: can take patrons to the lobby/orchestra/stage and dressing rooms (but not the balcony).
  • Parking: 5 wheelchair parking spaces located in the rear of City Hall by the Barre Opera House entrance
  • Seating: 10 seat row for handicapped patrons and their companions located in an area that is closest to the lobby doors.
  • Accessible bathrooms
  • Recommended speech-to-text app (below)

Live Captions: During the event smart phones can be used for speech to text via the settings, if you are hard of hearing please position yourself closest to the speakers for best outcomes. For iPhones see how to set it up here. For Androids see how to set it up here.

Transportation is available through Community Rides VT. They are offering free transportation to and from the event in their fleet of all-electric SUVs.

  • Please book ride at least one day in advance
  • How to book a ride: Call 1-855-467-4375 or email [email protected]

For more information contact [email protected] or (802) 234-1646.

Zoom Options: Can’t join in person? There may be an option to join via zoom, please stay tuned!