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Marlboro gets space to create community: Library and long-awaited community center set to open in meeting house

In 2010, VCRD brought its Community Visit process to Marlboro where residents identified a number of action ideas for future progress in town. "Develop a Marlboro Community Center Building" was one of the ideas the community identified. This article shares the great work going forward on that effort!


By Wendy M. Levy as seen in The Commons:

Dan Smith: A new generation of local leadership

By Dan Smith, VCRD board member and president and CEO of The Vermont Community Foundation, as seen in

Vermont faces a set of economic and demographic challenges that, if left unaddressed, will continue to erode communities, widen the gap between regions and stretch the distance between poor families and wealthy families in our state.

“Making It Happen: Local Leadership for Vermont Communities” Summit to Take Place October 1 at Castleton University

The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) has launched registration for a statewide one-day summit focused on supporting emerging and existing local leaders working to improve life in their communities across the state. The summit is happening October 1 at Castleton University.  Vermonters can find out more and register here:

Wallingford Community Visit Report - 2018

We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Wallingford. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 3 priority areas for future action: Support Business and Economic Development; Build Multi-Use Trails and River Access and Boost Recreation Capacity; and Improve Community Communications and Engagement and Expand Wallingford Events. Visit for stories and news about our work with Wallingford.


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