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2019 Vermont Community Leadership Summit:

Join community organizers and leaders working to improve the economies and quality of life in their communities!

Community Visits:

Community Visits allow towns to come together to plan local actions that make their towns more vibrant. Find out how your town can get involved.

Climate Economy Initiative:

VCRD is spearheading efforts identified by the Vermont Climate Change Economy Council's report "Progress for Vermont" which outlines a bold action plan to create jobs and boost prosperity while reducing carbon impacts and advancing efficiencies.

Climate Economy Model Communities Program:

Helping communities build and implement priority actions that increase economic vitality and affordability in a time of climate change

Join the Working Landscape Partnership:

Add your name to the growing list of folks who support Vermont's Farm and Forest future.

What's New at VCRD

Greensboro Community to set priorities, August 22
On Thursday, August 22nd, all members of the Greensboro Community are invited to participate in the second phase of the Greater Greensboro Community Visit. The session will be held from 6:30-9pm at the Lakeview Union School in Greensboro. At this... read more
Register Onsite! 2nd Annual VT Community Leadership Summit
Online registration is now closed. We are accepting walk-ins - so come register at the door! Join local leaders working to improve life in their communities at the Vermont Council on Rural Development’s 2nd Annual VT Community Leadership Summit... read more
Our 4-Town Future Community Visit Report - July 2019
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in the 4-Town region of Royalton, Sharon, Strafford and Tunbridge. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 3 priority areas for future action: Develop Area Housing and Build a... read more
VCRD Annual Reports
Here is a link to VCRD's 2018 annual report as well as those from the past few years: 2018 Annual Report 2017 Annual Report 2016 Annual Report 2015 Annual Report 2014 Annual Report 2013 Annual Report 2011 Annual Report 2010 Annual Report... read more
Montgomery Thrives Community Visit Report - January 2019
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Montgomery. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 3 priority areas for future action: Improve Village and Center Traffic Flow and Pedestrian Safety; Develop Community... read more