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Local Support and Community Action Team Makes First Recommendations for Economic and Social Recovery in Interim Report to Governor Phil Scott
The Local Support and Community Action Team led by Paul Costello, Executive Director of Vermont Council on Rural Development, today released its interim report for economic and social recovery.
As the weather warms and our economy begins to re-open, communities are quickly figuring out how to best use sidewalks, parking spots, streets, and parks to enable outdoor dining and shopping. They also are considering how to provide space for those travelling on foot or by bicycle. The Local Support and Community Action Team of…
The local groups that sprang up across Vermont to help neighbors in crisis due to COVID-19 are now turning their focus toward longer-term economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Paul Costello, VCRD Executive Director, and Xusana Davis, State of VT Racial Equity Director, discuss Vermont’s COVID-19 recovery phase as communities look to the future, and explore questions around resiliency, equity, and moving from crisis mode to creativity.
On April 16, 2020, Gov. Phil Scott and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development announced the creation of the Economic Mitigation and Recovery Task Force. On April 22, 2020, Vermont Public Radio hosted a conversation with task force members to share what they’re doing to help move Vermonters and businesses toward reopening sectors of the…
Governor Phil Scott and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) today announced the establishment of the State of Vermont Economic Mitigation & Recovery Task Force.
Several organizations have come together to create a community response coordinating team to help the community-based response teams and mutual aid networks that have risen in response to Vermont’s effort to “flatten the curve” of the spread of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19.
As the enormity of the impact of COVID-19 has become clear, Vermonters across the state are stepping forward to connect neighbors in need with those that can help. Over the past few weeks, VCRD has been part of a coalition of regional organizers working to facilitate communication between mutual aid groups across the state, compile…
It seems everyone has a story to tell about Paul Bruhn and his work with the Preservation Trust of Vermont.