VCRD Board Member, Jen Kimmich, received the Terry Ehrich Award for Lifetime Achievement. Well deserved!
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In 2018, VCRD brought our Community Visit process to Wallingford where residents identified a number of opportunities for future progress in town. "Develop or Attract a Deli, Cafe, or Market" was one of the ideas the community identified. It's happening! Read on...
By Patrick McArdle, as seen in the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/articles/thoroughbreads-gallops-into-walli...
“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: https://www.vtrural.org/Summit18
In 2006, VCRD's facilitated a "Rutland Creative Communities" effort. One of the priorities they selected through the process was "Build a Central Open Air Mall on Center Street." They have done it!
By Gordon Dritschilo, as seen in the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/center-street-alley-project-complete/...
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 http://vtrural.org/town/wallingford for stories and news about our work with Wallingford.
Join community organizers and leaders working to improve the economies and quality of life in their communities!
In 2017, VCRD brought its Climate Economy Model Communities process to Pownal where residents identified a number of action ideas for future progress in town. This article shares some of the work that evolved from the process.
By Christie Wisniewski, as seen in the Bennington Banner: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/locals-gather-to-celebrate-vete...
Depot Square Buyers Welcome Challenge - Housing Vermont Brings Experience To Town; Plans $10 Million Rehab of Low Income Apartments
By Amy Ash Nixon, as seen in the Caledonian Record: http://www.caledonianrecord.com/news/depot-square-buyers-welcome-challen...
WINDSOR — Housing Vermont - an agency formed in 1988 to develop permanent, affordable housing across Vermont - recently agreed to purchase the Depot Square apartment building in downtown St. Johnsbury.
It’s not the the non-profit’s first foray into low-income housing re-development.
By Amy Ash Nixon, as seen in the Caledonian Record: http://www.caledonianrecord.com/news/local/students-sign-support-promote...
BURKE — Signs to help slow traffic in East Burke Village were painted by middle school students at the Burke Town School on Tuesday during the school’s annual spring Community Service Day.