Dorset participated in VCRD's Climate Economy Model Community Program (CEMCP) in 2020. CEMCP is community-driven process with local leaders, VCRD, Green Mountain Power, and Efficiency Vermont to cultivate economic development, innovation, and affordability in the face of climate change. Over 110 residents participated in the “Dorset Tomorrow” process with support from 26 visiting resource team members. Read the Dorset Tomorrow Report and Action Plan. Over 50 local volunteers joined task force groups that are working to:
- Increase Affordable Housing and Attract New Residents to Dorset
- Build Community Unity
- Transform Dorset’s Energy Usage and Generate More Electricity Locally
- Improve Dorset’s Transportation Options
As the task force groups move priorities to action they are supported for up to a year by VCRD and on an ongoing basis with resources from federal, state, regional, local, non-profit, and business leaders who participated in the process. Visit https://www.vtrural.org/town/dorset for stories and news about the work there.