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Community Visit Reports

Wallingford Community Visit Report - 2018
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Wallingford. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 3 priority areas for future action: Support Business and Economic Development; Build Multi-Use Trails and River Access and Boost Recreation Capacity; and Improve Community Communications and Engagement and Expand Wallingford Events. Visit http://vtrural.org/town/wallingford for stories and news about our work with Wallingford.
Proctor's Future Report and Action Plan - May 2018
Through the Proctor's Future process, community members came together to identify and prioritize goals, foster local leadership, connect to resources and develop and realize achievable action plans. Through 2 public meetings, community members chose three community priorities for action, and signed up for task force groups to move them forward. The new task force groups will work to: Market Proctor as a Place to Live, Work and do Business Build Community: Events, Communication, and Engagement Redevelop Historic Buildings. Read the Proctor's Future Report and Action Plan, and visit http://vtrural.org/town/proctor for stories and news about our work with Proctor.
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 Entrepreneurs; Expand Community Events and Celebrations; and Improve and Coordinate Health and Wellness Services and Early Childhood Care and Education. Visit http://vtrural.org/town/newport for stories and news about our work with Newport.
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 Traffic & Pedestrian Safety & Build a Trail Connecting East and West Burke. Visit http://vtrural.org/town/burke for stories and news about our work with Burke.
Lyndon Community Visit Report - 2017
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Lyndon. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 4 priority areas for future action: Support business growth and economic development; Establish a unified recreation program and build a Lyndon community and recreation center; Build a formal school, college, and community partnership; and Revitalize downtown businesses and storefronts. Visit http://vtrural.org/town/lyndon for stories and news about our work with Lyndon.
Brighton Community Visit Report - 2017
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Brighton. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 4 priority areas for future action: Advance a Brighton Recreation Program; Revitalize and Beautify the Downtown; Make Brighton an ATV Destination; and Support Business Growth and Economic Development. Visit http://vtrural.org/town/brighton for stories and news about our work with Brighton.
Community Profiles
UVM's Center for Rural Studies prepares Community Profiles for us to share with our Visiting Resourse Team members in advance of our Community Visit processes. These profiles, compiled from US Census Data and other data sources, include demographic and economic trends about a community and its residents in a number of indicator areas such as civics, population, demographics, income, poverty, economy, jobs and labor force, education, housing, and transportation. Bennington Profile (2012) Brighton Profile (2016) Cabot Profile (2012) Cambridge Profile (... read more
Vernon Community Visit Report - 2016
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Vernon. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 3 priority areas and built task forces to take action to: Develop the Riverfront and Improve Trails and Outdoor Recreation; Build a Community Store and Café; and Enhance the Village Center. Vernon community members also recognized the importance of the current efforts of the Vernon Planning and Economic Development Commission and chose to support their continued work on key economic and business development initiatives including: Develop a Business Incubator; Improve Fiber Optic Networks; and Build a Utility Scale Energy Project. Visit http://vtrural.org/town/vernon for stories and news about... read more
2016 Community Quotes and Policy Work
VCRD serves as a convener, catalyst, and leader for Vermont to build and advance policies to support the working landscape, economic innovation, and strong communities! This snapshot shares quotes about our work with communities and our recent policy efforts. Your support makes our work possible. Click here to support us today.
Hardwick Community Visit Report - 2016
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Hardwick. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 4 priority areas for future action: Open a Recreational Center and Expand Recreation Opportunities; Expand Jeudevine Library Space and Services; Enhance Hardwick’s Downtown and Build a Business and Economic Development Network; and Build a School and Community Partnership and Develop Mentorship and Career Building Opportunities for Hardwick Youth. Visit http://vtrural.org/town/hardwick for stories and news about our work with Hardwick.

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