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Community Visit Reports

Westford's Future Report and Action Plan - November 2019
Through the Westford'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: Improve traffic safety, walkability, and bike-ability Boost local business and economic development and improve broadband and cell connectivity Advance the arts, community events, and communications Read the Westford's Future Report and Action Plan, and visit http://vtrural.org/town/westford for stories and news about our work with Westford.
Greater Greensboro Report and Action Plan - November 2019
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Greensboro. Read the Report & Action Plan. Community members identified 4 priority areas for future action: Build Community Wastewater Infrastructure; Improve Community Walkability and Bike-ability; Address Water Quality and Lake Protection ; and Improve Broadband & Cell Service. Visit http://vtrural.org/town/greensboro for stories and news about our work with Greensboro.
Poultney Comes Together Report and Action Plan - August 2019
Over 200 residents came together to think about the impacts of the closing of Green Mountain College on their community and the actions community members could take to advance community and economic development projects that could improve the prospects ahead. Five key directions have been established and task force groups have been formed to: Expand trails, biking and outdoor recreation opportunities as an economic driver for Poultney’s future; Develop a Poultney co-working space and incubator for new start-up businesses, and invite newcomers to the town; Develop a Bank; Improve Broadband Infrastructure; and Boost Poultney Downtown Read the Poultney Comes Together Report and Action Plan, and visit http://vtrural.org/town/... read more
Our 4-Town Future Community Visit Report - July 2019
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in the 4-Town region of Royalton, Sharon, Strafford and Tunbridge. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 3 priority areas for future action: Develop Area Housing and Build a Senior Housing Community; Support Economic Development in the Region; and Conserve Natural Resources and the Working Landscape and Create a Regional Agricultural Network. Visit http://vtrural.org/town/4-towns for stories and news about our work with the 4 town region.
Montgomery Thrives Community Visit Report - January 2019
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Montgomery. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 3 priority areas for future action: Improve Village and Center Traffic Flow and Pedestrian Safety; Develop Community Wastewater Infrastructure; and Improve Cell and Broadband Infrastructure. Visit http://vtrural.org/town/montgomery for stories and news about our work with Montgomery. And here's a video of Charlie Hancock, Montgomery Selectboard chair, sharing some of his reflections on the process:
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.

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