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February 24, 2017

The Vermont Association of Planning and Development Organizations (VAPDA) has released their 2016 Annual Report.  Check it out here for more information about what SWCRPC and its fellow organizations have been doing – from land use plans and mapping projects, to energy planning and special projects.

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National award for A to B Mobility Project

In 2017, SWCRPC’s A to B Mobility Project was chosen to receive a 2017 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations.  The project looks at how people in our Region can get from point A to point B without their own motorized transportation.  It includes information about existing transportation resources, such as buses, taxis, and community groups who provide rides.  It also includes information about the challenges and opportunities experienced by transportation providers and people who need the services.  For more information on the project, visit the project webpage, the NADO awards website or contact Katharine.

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East Central Vermont: What We Want plan is chosen as the VPA Plan of the Year!


In 2015 the Vermont Planning Association awarded both the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission and the SWCRPC with their Plan of the Year Award for the two RPC’s work on developing the “East Central Vermont: What We Want” Plan.  The Plan explicitly acknowledges regional challenges, and aims to create a more sustainable 40-town region.  The plan covers the 40-town combined region, and it represents a consortium of dozens of organizations, towns, agencies, and citizens that worked on developing it.   Congratulations to all those who participated in this effort over many years!  You can access the full plan and/or individual plan sections here.  Please contact Dan Potter with any questions.

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Springfield Brownfield project receives national attention!

100RiverStreetFromFrontIn March 2013, the RPC’s Brownfields Program received some national attention.  One of the projects, the 100 River Street site in Springfield, was the focus of an article in Planning, the American Planning Association’s magazine.  Please click here to read the full article.





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Scenic Route 100 Byway Extension approved

Two years after the Scenic Route 100 Byway was established, the effort to expand the Byway north and south along Route 100 to include an additional 14 towns has been completed. On April 18, 2013, the Vermont Transportation Board formally approved the Scenic Route 100 Byway expansion to now encompass 20 towns to make it Vermont’s second largest Byway at 138 miles, behind the Connecticut River Byway.  For more information about the Byway see our Byways page.

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Vermont’s RPCs Receive Awards

NADO-Award-2012In April 2012, the Vermont Association of Planning and Development Agencies (VAPDA) was a chosen to receive a 2012 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award for RPC involvement in the recovery of Vermont’s transportation network after Tropical Storm Irene. The award was issued by the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO).  For more information about the award visit our Spring 2012 Newsletter and NADO’s Excellence in Regional Transportation Awards booklet.  For more information about the role of Vermont’s RPCs in the recovery of the transportation network, see NADO’s Report, Lessons Learned from Irene, or view the webinar presented by VAPDA in June 2012.

In September 2012, Vermont’s RPCs were awarded Project of the Year in the 2012 Annual Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association (NNECAPA) Awards.  The award was made due to the responsiveness, collaboration, and flexibility demonstrated by the RPCs in a time of emergency.  For more information see the NNECAPA announcement.

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