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Policy Councils

Policy Councils at the Vermont Council on Rural Development

The Vermont Council on Rural Development convenes Policy Councils in order to provide forums for in-depth study and concrete policy recommendations around issues of importance to rural Vermont.

The Council holds, as its central value, the integration of the working landscape with the social, economic, and environmental fabric of Vermont. Researching, developing, and advancing policies that support Vermont’s quality of life while promoting economic opportunity is a central part of the Council’s work. VCRD has played an increasingly important role in defining and developing policy that impact rural life. Respected for its neutrality, fairness, and ability to facilitate productive discussions among disparate parties, VCRD has utilized a strong network of thoughtful and effective leaders to analyze and make crucial recommendations on Vermont policy.