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Georgia — and other states — have rural prosperity on their minds. Now how to get it done?

Paul Costello, VCRD Executive Director, was interviewed by this Georgia newspaper about what is working in Vermont as Georgia looks to set policy that improves opportunity in rural Georgia. Scroll to the end!


By Maggie Lee, as seen in the SaportaReport:

Communities that rallied against NewVistas continue dialogue about growth

By DAVID CORRIVEAU as seen in the Valley News:

SOUTH ROYALTON — By day, Rob McShinsky oversees information-technology systems at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

By night and by weekend, the 45-year-old engineer rides herd on his four children’s many extracurricular activities in and around his, and their, native White River valley.

Officials streamline energy savings process: Village, Efficiency coordinating efforts

By TOM BENTON, as seen in the St. Albans Messenger:

SWANTON VILLAGE — Efficiency Vermont uploaded a new page to its website Monday, simply titled “Swanton.”

At the top of the page, over a portrait of Merchants Row, are the words: “Hi, Swanton! Ready to chip away at your energy bills?”

Seeking a Part-Time Fund Development and Communications Assistant

This position has been filled.

VCRD is seeking a dedicated and hardworking part-time Fund Development and Communications Assistant to help lead fund development, prospect outreach, donor communications and other fundraising work in line with our mission to support rural Vermont communities and advance policies that create a prosperous and sustainable future.

We’re looking for someone who:

Rural Towns Fixing Up Historic Buildings To Strengthen Community Ties

By HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN as seen on Vermont Public Radio:

Much has been written about what Vermont’s small rural towns need if they hope to survive.

Officials talk about bringing in broadband internet and cell phone coverage, and encouraging young families to move in.

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 Wastewater Infrastructure; and Improve Cell and Broadband Infrastructure. Visit for stories and news about our work with Montgomery.


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