Our Community Visits program is a way for towns to engage and bring together their residents, set common goals and directions in a neutral and facilitated structure, and access resources that will help them take action on those goals. Provided at no cost to communities, the Community Visit program – now offered using virtual meetings and digital tools – gets citizens engaged in working for their communities and connects them to the resources they need to be successful.
Vermonters across the state know that local action makes our communities vibrant. But local action often needs support from regional, state, and even federal scales to achieve goals for prosperity. To respond to this need in Vermont, the Vermont Council on Rural Development provides local leaders with the resources they need to build capacity for their communities as they look to the future through our Community Visit Program.