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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 will review the ideas that came out of the discussions at the Kick-Off event on December 13 (see forum notes here*). VCRD will facilitate a discussion of those ideas, where members of the Newport community will advocate for causes of particular interest, and finally vote for issues they want to move forward in the coming year. The issues that are selected will become the focus of task forces in the future. In February, VCRD will return with a resource team of state, federal, and non-profit leaders for a final visit to help the new task forces build action plans and resource connections to advance the priority projects.

All community members, whether they participated in the first session or not, are encouraged to come on January 17th to vote for issues that will become the focus of working groups in the coming year. Mark your calendars and come play an active role in shaping Newport's future.

*If you have additional action ideas for Newport that you don’t see included in the forum notes, please e-mail them to Jenna Koloski at jenna[at] or call her at (802) 225-6091 by Tuesday, January 16.

ReNewport Community Meeting
Wednesday, January 17th, 6:30-9pm
Newport Municipal Gym


The NeNewport Community Visit process is produced by the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) in partnership with the Vermont Community Foundation. The 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. VCRD is a non-profit organization supporting the locally-defined progress of Vermont's rural communities. Learn more at programs/Community-Visits or contact Jenna at 802-225-6091 or