Aug 222013

TRORC is an association of thirty municipalities in east-central Vermont governed by a Board of Representatives appointed by each of our member towns. We provide professional planning, mapping, facilitation, grant writing, and project management services to our  member towns.   The Commission’s staff also helps to provide a bridge from the local to state and federal levels of government.  We are committed to a vision of a thriving region, both in terms of people and place.

Apr 272015

On April 15 and 16, TRORC held public hearings for our draft Regional Plan updates in the Towns of Randolph and Thetford. Following those hearings, TRORC staff assessed, and where prudent, incorporated changes to the six draft elements based on the comments received prior to, during, and following the hearings.

The latest versions of the draft Regional Plan chapters can be viewed using the following links:

The next step in the Regional Plan adoption process is to hold a second public hearing on the draft elements at the May 27 Board Meeting, to be held at the Thompson Senior Center in Woodstock (for additional meeting details, please view our calendar here). Subsequent to that hearing (and absent further draft chapter alterations), we anticipate moving for adoption by our Board Commissioners on at our June 24 Annual Meeting at the King Farm (more information here). For a copy of the Public Hearing Notice, click: Public Hearing Notice May 2015.

If you should wish to provide us with any comments or suggestions on any of the elements listed here or inquire the Regional Plan adoption process generally, please feel free to contact our offices by calling (802) 457-3188 or, alternatively, by e-mailing information to us at We welcome your input, and look forward to hearing your feedback!

Apr 202015

How can Woodstock Businesses Reduce Their Flood Risk? Thursday, April 23, 2015 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm Billings Farm and Museum Theater, 69 Old River Road, Woodstock The Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development and its partners are hosting a second community forum about flood risks along the Ottauquechee River. This meeting is an opportunity […]

Mar 302015

The Vermont Electric Power Company will be holding public meetings to discuss their 2015 Vermont Long-Range Transmission Plan. The plan identifies transmission investments that may be needed to ensure the future reliability of the system. Public outreach will occur in the months of April and May, including two public gatherings and a series of presentations […]

Mar 192015

The Vermont Agency of Transportation plans to release a comprehensive State Rail Plan that will guide future investments into the state’s rail system. The Plan is set for release by mid-2015, and public meetings will be held in both White River Junction and Essex Junction to present findings and new statewide passenger rail service goals. Assuming continued […]

Mar 052015

In 2005, the Center for Rural Studies at the University of Vermont completed the first ever inventory of community health-related resources for the state of Vermont. This work, done in conjunction with the Vermont Department of Health, is being updated. As such, the Center is seeking feedback from municipal officials regarding the services available in […]