The “Let’s Grow Concord” Community Visit is a 3-month process that brings community members together to actively participate in examining issues, deciding top priorities, and developing 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, or unable to attend community forums.