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Let’s Grow Concord Community Kick-off Forum

July 14 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The “Let’s Grow Concord” Community Visit is a 3-month process that brings community members together to actively participate in examining issues, decide top priorities and develop action plans for the future of the town. The Vermont Council on Rural Development provides the overall structure and neutral facilitation each step of the way.

The Vermont Council on Rural Development is committed to the facilitation of community processes that are inclusive, equitable, and bring together as many voices as possible in every community we work. We strive to engage the voices, leadership, and decision-making of all community members in planning their town’s future. We invite all community members to participate with targeted outreach that includes a mailing to every resident, phone calls, flyers posted around town, local group listservs, social media channels, local TV and radio shows, and through written surveys for those that may be uncomfortable/unwilling/unable to attend community forums. Community members are invited to help broaden the reach by encouraging friends and neighbors to participate by sharing the event flyer, Facebook event and by word of mouth!

Visit “Events” to learn more about the schedule, structure, and process, and to find the links to join.

Community Visit Day – July 14, 2022

On July 14, Concord community members will come together to discuss assets, challenges, and ideas for their future in 4 in-person forums and a Zoom forum. Topics were chosen in advance by a steering committee of local leaders and include: Education & Families; Community Connectivity; Economic Development: Infrastructure, Housing, Preservation; and Recreation & Land Use. Community members will also gather for a free community BBQ dinner under the tent at the Community Church and will feature live music. A listening team of federal, state, business, nonprofit and philanthropic leaders will join the forums and dinner.

Join friends and neighbors to discuss your vision for the future of Concord, and enjoy a free community BBQ dinner. All are welcome!

July 14th, 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location of Event: Concord Community Church (481 W Main St) & Concord Town Hall (45 Main St)

Event Organizer: Vermont Council on Rural Development

Event website:bit.ly/ConcordVT

Cost of event: Free!

Contact Name: Hannah Carpino

Contact Phone Number: (802) 223-6091

Contact Email: hannah@vtrural.org