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.
TRORC and the other Vermont regional planning commissions were asked to survey regional concerns around invasive plants by the Legislature, especially relating to agriculture. There was no special funding for this task, and, as a result, highly detailed reports weren’t made. This effort, though, still resulted in a useful report and some sobering conclusions. Invasive plants are spreading and will continue to do so without increased concerted efforts on all fronts. However, with heightened education, better monitoring, and targeted eradication efforts, it may be possible to at least slow their spread into new areas. The full report can be found here, and the www.vtinvasives.org site is also a great resource for additional information.
On August 27, TRORC will hold a final hearing for the 2015 Regional Plan, which includes updates to six Plan elements (listed below with links to the final chapters and accompanying appendices): Economic Development Education Emergency Management Transportation (Transportation Project Appendix here) Utilities, Facilities and Services Implementation (Implementation Plan Appendix here) No alterations, substantive or otherwise, have […]
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, and the Agency of Transportation will be hosting a State Government Municipal Day on September 9, 2015 at the National Life Building in Montpelier. The event will consist of a full day of workshops, technical assistance and poster presentations, and will specially feature a PLENARY SESSION will feature […]
The Public Service Department will be holding a public forum in Woodstock July 9 at the Billings Farm and Museum to solicit Vermonters’ thoughts on how the state can meet its energy goals – and energy needs – in the coming years. The input will inform the next revision of Vermont’s long-range, Comprehensive Energy Plan. […]
The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) is a dynamic and accomplished regional planning agency possessing a very talented staff and a supportive Board of Directors. We are seeking an energetic, entry-level Planner as part of our team of professional staff. The Staff Planner will be responsible for individual projects, as well as assisting other professionals […]