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Community Visits

Vermonters across the state know that local action makes our communities vibrant. But local action often needs support from regional, state and even federal scales to achieve goals for prosperity. To respond to this need in Vermont, the Vermont Council on Rural Development provides local leaders with the resources they need to build capacity for their communities as they look to the future through our Community Visit Program.

Our Community Visit program is 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. The Community Visit program, provided at no cost to communities, gets citizens engaged in workingfortheir communities and connects them to the resources they need to be successful.

What's New in Community Visits

Wallingford Community to set priorities, May 23
On Wednesday, May 23rd, all members of the Wallingford Community are invited to participate in the second phase of the Wallingford Community Visit. The session will be held from 6:30-9pm at the Wallingford Elementary School. At this meeting,... read more
ReNewport Community Visit Report - 2018
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Newport. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 4 priority areas for future action: Enhance and Market the Newport Tourism Experience; Support and Attract Businesses and... read more
Wallingford Community Visit Day - April 26
On Thursday, April 26, 2018, all members of the Wallingford community are invited to participate in a series of forums in town to share their concerns and ideas. VCRD will bring a team of federal, state, business, nonprofit, and philanthropic... read more
Newport Community to Set Priorities for Action on January 17
On Wednesday, January 17th, all members of the Newport Community are invited to participate in the second phase of the ReNewport Community Visit. The session will be held from 6:30-9pm at the Newport Municipal Gym. At this meeting, participants... read more
Burke Community Visit Report - 2017
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Burke. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 3 priority areas for future action: Revitalize Village Infrastructure; Expand Educational Facilities; and Improve Village... read more