Manchester community visit is April 11
MANCHESTER — The next public meeting in Manchester’s Community Visit has been rescheduled from April 16 to April 11 and residents are invited to attend the event from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m. at the Burr and Burton cafeteria in the Rowland Center.
The second public meeting, which follows the premiere public event March 11, will be held earlier so it won’t take place during the spring break week of the town’s schools.
Paul Costello, executive director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development said April 11, VCRD staff will be “presenting a synthesis of the big ideas that Manchester community members generated” March 11. Those attending the meeting April 11 will help set the priorities for the next step in the visit.
During a community visit event, residents of a town will come together and discuss some of the issues they face.
On April 11, the ideas generated will be narrowed down so that when the third and final meeting takes place, attendees at the meeting can choose the top priorities and create an action plan to respond to those issues.
For Manchester, the final meeting will be in May.
Costello urged Manchester residents to spread the word to their neighbors about the process so that as many community members as possible can take part and provide input. The meetings are free and open to the public.MORE IN Southern Vermont
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