On Monday, March 11th, all members of the Manchester community are invited to participate in a series of forums in town to share their concerns and ideas. VCRD will bring a team of federal, state, business, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders who will listen to residents and will return in months ahead to the community with recommendations, ideas and support in developing action plans and funding strategies. Click HERE for the schedule of the day. The forum sessions for discussion on the 11th will include: Tourism & Transportation; Housing; Downtown; Expanding Economic Opportunity; Poverty; Working Landscape, Food, & Sustainability; Defining Authentic Manchester; Opportunities in Education; and Arts, Recreation & Nightlife. For more information or to get on our email list for the schedule announcements, contact us at margaret (at) vtrural.org or 802-223-6091.