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Lyndon’s Community Planning Meeting April 25

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2017-04-21

As seen in the Caledonian Record: http://www.caledonianrecord.com/news/local/lyndon-s-community-planning-m...

The Vermont Council on Rural Development will hold its last major session in the Lyndon Community Visit process on April 25. All residents of the town are welcome to the meeting at Lyndon Institute auditorium at 6 p.m. to help line up action plans to move priority projects forward.

On April 4 over 70 Lyndon residents came together to set core priorities for future action in town. They reviewed 22 ideas that were gathered from focus forums in February with residents at the Lyndon Community Visit Day and with students at the Lyndon Institute youth forum, and chose priorities designed to boost the community and advance the town’s economy into the future. At the end of the session, participants signed up as volunteers to advance these new initiatives.

On April 25, these new task forces will meet in the Lyndon Institute Auditorium to frame out action plans and work with a resource team of federal, state, business, and non-profit leaders to identify next steps and resources that can help them succeed. So far, members of the Resource Team will include: Ted Brady (Agency of Commerce and Community Development), Ben Doyle (USDA Rural Development), Richard Amore (VT Department of Housing and Community Development), Dave Snedeker (Northeastern VT Development Association), Jessica Savage (VT Dept. of Forest, Parks & Recreation), Tricia Coates (Vermont State Colleges), Sheila Reed (Office of Senator Bernie Sanders), Lisa Ryan (Preservation Trust of Vermont) and Jon Freeman (NCIC).