In a time when the political climate in Washington lends itself to chaos and uncertainty that undermines environmental and economic efforts, it is more important now than ever that Vermont takes the lead on these issues and strengthens our commitment to our ambitious and necessary energy and emission goals toward a low-carbon economy. While the 2018 legislative session did not bring about the transformative change necessary to fully meet this global challenge, there is much to celebrate and to thank the Governor and Legislators for.
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In 2015, VCRD brought its Community Visit process to St. Johnsbury where residents identified a number of action ideas for future progress in town. "Redevelop and Revitalize Downtown Buildings" was one of the ideas the community identified. This article shares the great work going forward on that effort!
By Katelyn Barcellos as seen in the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/articles/proctor-residents-take-control-of...
PROCTOR — The training wheels are coming off as the Vermont Council of Rural Development takes a back seat to the leadership of 57 community participants now spearheading the “Proctor’s Future” game plan.
In 2017, VCRD brought our Community Visit process to Lyndon where residents identified a number of action ideas for future progress in town. "Developing a Business Incubator and Co-Working Space" was one of the ideas the community identified. This article shares the great work going forward on that effort!
Through the Proctor's Future process, community members came together to identify and prioritize goals, foster local leadership, connect to resources and develop and realize achievable action plans. Through 2 public meetings, community members chose three community priorities for action, and signed up for task force groups to move them forward. The new task force groups will work to:
- Market Proctor as a Place to Live, Work and do Business
- Build Community: Events, Communication, and Engagement
- Redevelop Historic Buildings.
Susan Smallheer | May 24, 2018
By SUSAN SMALLHEER as seen in the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/articles/wallingford-wants-to-have-fun-and...
WALLINGFORD — The community needs more opportunities for residents to have fun, and ways to give the local economy a boost.
Randolph Region Re-Energized (R3) next meeting June 11 - VTC President Patricia Moulton to serve as initiative chairperson
RANDOLPH - The Randolph Region Re-Energized (R3) initiative will convene on June 11 as four task forces focused on community priorities meet to develop action plans. Joining these conversations will be a resource team of issue-area experts from around Vermont who will provide technical advice and help to identify resources important for success. The task force meetings are happening on June 11 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Chandler Center for the Arts. All in the Randolph region are invited to attend.
By Cherise Madigan, as seen in the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/pownal-farms-put-out-the-welcome...?
POWNAL — Are you ready to discover Pownal?
With a slew of events planned for this summer — including farm tours and workshops, an Independence Day picnic, and a fall harvest festival — a Pownal initiative is working to make the town's farms and food producers more accessible than ever before.
By Katelyn Barcellos as seen in the Rutland Herald: http://www.rutlandherald.com/articles/proctor-residents-looking-for-answ...
PROCTOR— Dozens of residents gathered at the Vermont Marble Museum on Wednesday night to brainstorm and hash out ideas to put the town back on the map.