Aug 222013

TRORC is an association of thirty municipalities in east-central Vermont. TRORC is governed by a Board of Representatives appointed by each of our member towns. Our primary goals are to advocate for the needs of our member towns, and to articulate a vision for building a thriving regional economy while enhancing the region’s quality of life. The Commission’s staff provides technical services to local, state and federal levels of government and to the Region’s non-profits and businesses.

Sep 162014
WOODSTOCK – Sept 9, 2014:  The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) and the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) invite Woodstock businesses, employees and homeowners to attend an October 2 community forum to learn about a project studying Ottauquechee River and to gather community input on ways to protect business and the local economy from future floods.
When: October 2, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where:  Billings Farm and Museum Theater
Who:  Anyone who lives or works or owns a business in Woodstock is invited

Light Hor d’oeuvres provided by Woodstock Farmers Market

The meeting will be facilitated by Department of Housing and Community Development Commissioner Noelle MacKay.  The community forum is the first step in a project called the  or VERI.   The VERI project is designed to help Woodstock evaluate the flood risk to business and infrastructure (roads, bridges, utilities), and identify the steps Woodstock and the state can take to minimize rebuilding and recovery costs and ensure businesses stay open — saving jobs and protecting the economy.  “Woodstock residents and business showcased their resourceful, self-reliant, community spirit in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene,” said Commissioner MacKay. “However, the ongoing recovery taught us that no one individual, business, organization, town or state agency can tackle a crisis alone – -and input from the Woodstock community is critical to the success of this project.”

VERI is funded by the US Economic Development Administration (EDA), led by the Vermont Department of Housing and Community Development, in partnership with the Regional Planning Commissions, Agencies of Natural Resources and Transportation.

Sep 162014

(Woodstock, VT)— The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) has been awarded $21,200 from the State’s Ecosystem Restoration Program’s (ERP) to design a floodplain restoration area along Pinney Hollow Brook at the site of the former Farmbrook Motel in Plymouth on VT Route 100A.  TRORC will work with a consultant this spring to design a restoration [...]

Sep 082014

On September 5, Gov. Peter Shumlin forwarded a formal request for a federal disaster declaration in Windsor and Windham Counties for public infrastructure damage suffered during the storm of July 28th,  which caused several rivers and streams spill their banks, damaging several roads. A Public Assistance disaster declaration would allow communities in those counties to receive at [...]

Sep 022014

The Town of Newbury, VT is seeking applicants for a part-time Zoning Administrator. Among other things, the successful candidate must be self-motivated, organized, proficient with the computer and possess good people skills. The position requires working a few evenings a month as support to the Development Review Board and Planning Commission. A degree in Planning [...]

Aug 272014

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Ecosystem Restoration Program, in association with Watershed Consulting Associates, will present a series of five webinars covering several different model templates to be considered when developing a stormwater master plan for your site or community. Each webinar will discuss general and specific methods to use, what type of community should [...]