A way for towns to engage and bring together their residents, set common goals and directions in a neutral and facilitated structure, and access resources that will help them take action on those goals.

Putney VCRD Community Visit

Johnson: the VCRD community visit process

The mission of the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) is to “help Vermont citizens build prosperous and resilient communities through democratic engagement, marshalling resources, and collective action.” VCRD’s long-standing Community Visit program is core to this mission. Many times, communities create a long list of critical actions for the future, but the length of…

Northfield: Our Common Future

Northfield Community Plans for Action May 16

All members of the Northfield community are encouraged to attend the final phase of the Northfield: Our Common Future Community Visit, on Tuesday, May 16 at the Northfield Middle/High School at 6:30pm to set action plans to move their three identified priorities forward. All members of the Northfield community are encouraged to attend. In April,…

VCRD in the News

Lowe Commentary: VCRD mission

Building a flourishing democracy requires many things of the citizens and residents of the United States. One of the most important things democracy requires is our attention – not only on the issue of the day at the national level, but also on the challenges we can impact closer to home in our communities. Our…