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Community Visit Reports

Vergennes Community Visit Report - 2014
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Vergennes. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 3 priority areas for future action: Improve Transportation & Parking; Advance the Vergennes Economy & Expand the Community and Economic Development Capacity of the City; and Redevelop the Vergennes Falls Basin & Open a Riverwalk. Visit http://vtrural.org/town/vergennes for stories and news about the process.
Guilford Community Visit Report - 2013
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Guilford. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 3 priority areas for future action: Develop a Small Business Incubation Space in Guilford; Redevelop the Grange Building; and Support the Development of the Church as a Community Center and Early Childhood Education Center.
Manchester Community Visit Report - 2013
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Manchester. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 4 priority areas for future action: Develop a Small Business Incubator; Become a Biking Center and Destination; Attract Higher Education Opportunities; and Redevelop the Riverside and Open a Riverwalk.   Over 150 Manchester residents attended the Manchester Community Meeting on April 11th 2013 to select the top priorities for the town to advance through the process. This video is relevant to Manchester community members as well as others interested in learning about the Community Visit process that VCRD brings to 2... read more
Cabot Community Visit Report - 2012
During the Community Visit process in Cabot, community members identified 3 priority areas for future action:Develop a Cabot Agricultural Network, Develop a Community Arts Center, and Improve Community Communications. Read the Report and Action Plan.
Bennington Community Visit Report - 2012
During the Community Visit process in Bennington, community members identified 4 priority areas for future action: Advance a Bennington Community Center and Improve the Recreation Center, Develop a Bennington Vision Statement and Advance Community Communications and Positive Town Image, Collaborate to Address Poverty and Build a Poverty Working Group, and Make Downtown Bennington a Destination, and Build a New Bennington Town Green. Read the Report and Action Plan
Morristown Community Visit Report - 2011
During the Community Visit process in Morristown, community members identified 4 priority areas for future action: Develop a Morrisville Food Coop and Organize the Foods Industry; Organize a Business Incubator; Redevelop Empty Buildings Downtown; and Improve Trails and Walkways and Physically Unify the Town by Building a Pedestrian Bridge.  Read the Full Report and Action Plan
Fairfield Community Visit Report - 2011
During the Community Visit process in Fairfield, community members identified three priority areas for future action: Advance Agricultural Development in Fairfield; Advance Community Communications and Coordinate Fairfield Volunteerism; and Implement a School Enrichment Program. Read the Report and Action Plan.
Marlboro Community Visit Report - 2010
Through the Community Visit process, Marlboro began planning for a Marlboro Community Center Building to serve as a connecting point for multiple groups in the community. They are also working to improve walkability and to expand bike and walking paths. Read the Report and Action Plan. Also, check this out --> Marlboro resident Kelly Salasin captured the flavor (and fun) of all 3 community meetings through her tweets posted here: http://thisvtlife.com/?s=vcrd&submit=Search
Shoreham Community Visit Report - 2009
Working to attract village economic development and to build a business incubator. Other initiatives include improving civic participation and exploring in town energy opportunities. Read the Report and Action Plan.
Rural Development in Vermont: Community and Policy Findings - 2009
This compendium of findings highlights priority topic areas that have emerged through VCRD's body of work, and considers challenges identified by communities, some of the accomplishments of VCRD at the community and policy level, and unmet community development needs in Vermont. Click here to read the report (pdf).

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