Remembering Paul Bruhn

The brilliant, irrepressible, irresistible Paul Bruhn, one of Vermont’s most effective leaders and beloved citizens, passed away on Thursday the 19th of September. In addition to being the founder and Executive Director of the Preservation Trust of Vermont, Paul was a giant in the field of historic preservation and community development, and a key leader…

Poultney grapples with GMC closure

By Julia Purdy, as seen in the Mountain Times: http://mountaintimes.info/poultney-grapples-gmc-closure/ Poultney is at a crossroads with the impending shuttering of Green Mountain College, but with characteristic community spirit, some 200 residents, in addition to 19 state and federal agencies, town officials, UVM, planners and the college itself, came together last Thursday, March 7 in a…

Poultney seeks guidance from municipal developers, legislators

By Kate Barcellos as seen in the Rutland Herald: https://www.rutlandherald.com/news/local/poultney-seeks-guidance-from-municipal-developers-legislators/article_95de33b7-fea6-5f2f-8714-89de1b7cce55.html POULTNEY — School will be out — and not just for the summer — once June rolls around for Green Mountain College, and locals are wondering what to do once hundreds of students, staff members and faculty pack their bags. The town and GMC will…

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: https://saportareport.com/georgia-and-other-states-have-rural-prosperity-on-their-minds-now-how-to-get-it-done/ The tale of town versus country is an old one. In metro…

Space on Main Founder Monique Priestley Cultivates Engagement in Bradford

Monique Priestley, founder of the Space on Main in Bradford, is a VCRD board member. Read on to see what 1 person in a community with a good idea and energy can do!! By Hannah Palmer Egan @FindThatHannah as seen in Seven Days: https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/space-on-main-founder-monique-priestley-cultivates-engagement-in-bradford/Content?oid=23934580 Things were not looking good for the Upper Valley town of…

VCRD Annual Reports

Here is a link to VCRD's 2021 annual report as well as those from the past few years: 2021 Annual Report 2020 Annual Report 2019 Annual Report 2018 Annual Report 2017 Annual Report 2016 Annual Report 2015 Annual Report 2014 Annual Report 2013 Annual Report 2011 Annual Report 2010 Annual Report 2009 Annual Report 2008…

Vermont Natural Resources Council Presents Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership to Paul Costello of Vermont Council on Rural Development

The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) is pleased to present this year’s Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership to Paul Costello, Executive Director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD). The award will be presented at VNRC’s annual meeting on Thursday, September 20 at American Flatbread, Lareau Farm Inn in Waitsfield. Paul Costello is…