Planning Process

In 2013, Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission convened a Plan Central Vermont Kick-off luncheon attended by representatives of over 60 organizations and municipalities with a stake in the future vitality of the Region. The purpose of the meeting was to share the types of analyses and input CVRPC anticipated coordinating as part of the planning process, and to identify partner organizations to participate in and help guide Central Vermont to a more sustainable future by serving on either the Regional Plan Draft Review Committee or a topic-specific working group according to the below diagram. Click here to see who expressed interest in each working group at the Kick-off.

The Regional Plan Draft Review Committee, appointed by the Regional Commission in November 2013, is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on plan drafts as developed by CVRPC staff and the working groups in preparation for submission to the Regional Commission for final approval. This committee, comprised of five Commissioners and four Organizational Representatives, is also charged with establishing an overall Plan Vision, guiding principles, and developing an implementation strategy by prioritizing goals, objectives, and strategies within each plan section.

Regional Plan Draft Review Committee

Laura Hill Eubanks, Northfield
David Strong, Plainfield
Dara Torre, Moretown
David Rubin, Central Vermont Community Action Council
Ed Larson, Barre Granite Association
Scott Bascom, Agency of Transportation
Ron Krauth, Middlesex

Plan Organization

Plan Central Vermont will be divided into eight elements which, with the exception of the Public Outreach and Engagement and Regional Profile elements, are organized into four overarching thematic sections: How We Steward, How We Work, How We Connect and How We Grow.

Each of the elements within these sections will first present existing conditions: current information, data and analysis with discussion of key trends, issues and opportunities as they relate to and affect the Central Vermont Region.

The elements will then present the Plan: prioritized goals, policies, recommended strategies and potential resources to address identified issues and opportunities over the next eight years.

Additionally, most elements will include a case study of a recent success story relevant to the issues and opportunities discussed in that element.