The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission Receives National Planning Award American Planning Association recognizes 20 communities nationwide for best practices in planning and urban design.   CHICAGO (4/5/19) – The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission in Vermont, is being recognized for its innovative Tropical Storm Irene Flood Buyout program with a Silver 2019 National Planning Achievement…

As part of an ongoing partnership to revitalize community centers and increase transportation options, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) in collaboration with the Agency of Natural Resources and the Vermont Department of Health are pleased to announce that the Better Connections (BC) Grant Program…

The Vermont legislature established the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Communities pilot grant program in 2018 with the passage of Act 194. The program’s purpose is to make grants from $10,000 up to $100,000 available to help one or more Vermont communities fully leverage their local outdoor recreation assets to achieve a status of being a truly…

Instructors TODD MENEES ‐ RIVER MANAGEMENT ENGINEER Vermont DEC Rivers Program Todd has contributed to the authorization of Stream Alteration Permits, providing technical assistance for in‐channel activities for private and public landowners, assessing the stability of Vermont’s rivers, overseen the design and construction phases of river related projects and river restoration projects, and provided trainings…

Hello,   We are pleased to announce the launch of Vermont’s new Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) program.  In total $2.4 in funding will be available over multiple years to support the installation of Level 2 and DC fast charge stations at qualified locations in Vermont.  The grant proceeds result from settlements to partially resolve…

It is expected that the 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program will be open for applications in the fall of 2018. Each year, prior to the application period, the FEMA Region I Fire Grant Program Specialists travel throughout New England, providing training workshops relative to the AFG Program. These workshops will run approx. 2…

FloodTraining.vermont.gov is now fully available for administrative officers (AO) of municipal flood hazard and river corridor bylaws.  The site features tools and case studies for AOs, members of Development Review Boards and other community officials.  The new site complements FloodReady.vermont.gov with its focus on community planning for flood resilience, and the technical materials available at the DEC Rivers page. The…

(Woodstock, VT)— The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) would like to congratulate the recipients of the TRORC 2018 Scholarship Program.  Recipients were announced at the Annual Meeting of TRORC on June 27 and will receive $1,000 each toward the cost of their higher education pursuits.  The TRORC Board believes our region’s future is enhanced by both…