In 2016, the Vermont legislature approved and the Governor signed H. 249, an act relating to intermunicipal Services. This law, (24 V.S.A., section 4345b) allows for municipalities to contract with their regional planning commission for the provision of services after the RPC amends its bylaws to authorize it to enter into intermunicipal services agreements and…

In partnership with Vermont Agency of Transportation, and a number of other participating organizations and sponsors, the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee and Southern Windsor Regional Planning Commissions will host the 2018 statewide Vermont Walk/Bike Summit on May 4 in White River Junction! This is an excellent opportunity to connect with community members, employers, planners and researchers from…

Clean Water Grant Dollars Available Over $1M Available to Fund Agricultural Clean Water Planning and Implementation   November 21, 2017 / Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) is pleased to announce the opening of the Request for Proposal (RFP) period for at least $1 million in grant funding associated…

Beginning in 2018, Vermont’s Act 171 requires that municipalities and regions that are updating their municipal and regional plans identify areas that are important as “forest blocks” and “habitat connectors” and plan for development in those areas to minimize forest fragmentation. As town and regional plans come up for revision, many communities are now attempting…

The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) invites communities interested in charting a path to a more prosperous and self-sufficient future to participate in the 2018 Climate Economy Model Communities Program. A collaboration of VCRD, Efficiency Vermont, Vermont’s utilities and other partners, the Program works with two communities annually to help build and implement locally…

LUCA is the only opportunity offered to tribal, state, and local governments to review and comment on the U.S. Census Bureau’s residential address list for their jurisdiction prior to the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau relies on a complete and accurate address list to reach every living quarters and associated population for inclusion in the…

Pursuant to Act 47: Sec.1 (c) an Executive Branch Working Group has developed a set of recommendations for consideration by the Act 47 Commission. The Working Group recognizes the value that Act 250 has offered to the State of Vermont over its 50-year history. View the report: Executive Branch Working Group Report (10/20/17)

The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) received funding from the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) under the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant to conduct a state-wide commodity flow study of hazardous materials and extremely hazardous substances transported over selected Interstate, State and U.S. Highways in Vermont. Commodity flow studies assist in response planning through…

We Need Your Help The Way to Go! School Challenge is just around the corner (9/25-10/6).  Are your community schools signed up to battle carbon pollution? We need your help to encourage your local schools to participate in this year’s Challenge. See the list of schools to see who is signed up to participate. One lucky school…