Vermonters know that local action makes our communities vibrant. Local action often needs support from regional, state, and even federal organizations to achieve goals for prosperity. To respond to this need in Vermont, the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) provides local leaders with the resources they need to build capacity for their communities as they look to the future.

Through its Community Visit Program, VCRD will be coming to Vernon next Spring to work with residents by engaging and bringing us together and helping us set common goals and directions for our town in a neutral and facilitated environment. VCRD would then help us access resources that will assist us in taking action toward our goals. VCRD’s Community Visit Program, which is provided at no cost to towns, gets citizens engaged in working together and connects them to the resources they need to succeed.