For Immediate Release June 13, 2016   Middlebury – Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed S. 260, a bill designed to improve regional and town energy planning and to enhance community input into the siting of energy projects.   The legislation was developed over a number of months, and was based in large part on the recommendations…

AmeriCorps is accepting applications for TRORC’s third SerVermont Vista person starting August 2016 until August 2017. Applicants must be a college graduate and the position is full-time. For more information about the position and how to apply, visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=53985&fromSearch=true

Press Release For Immediate Release 3/18/2016 Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission Helps Braintree, Randolph, and Brookfield Address Stormwater Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission completes Stormwater Management Plan to help improve water quality in Ayers Brook.   (Woodstock, VT)—The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) completed a Stormwater Management Plan in late February for the Ayers Brook, a tributary…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 2016   Contact: Scott Coriell, Office of the Governor (802) 353-1449 Josh Hanford, Department of Housing and Community Development, ACCD (802) 595-1385   Projects will improve housing, services and flood resilience in eight communities   Montpelier, Vt. – Brownfield clean-up and re-development in Richmond and Montpelier, and energy efficient affordable…

On Thursday, February 25th, the Forestry Committee of the Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB) released the final report of the Forest Systems Analysis, conducted by St. Albans based Yellow Wood Associates. The year-long project brought together hundreds of members of the forest and wood products industry.  The three main takeaways defined a need for: increased public…

Dear Stakeholders and Supporters of the Creative Economy, The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) on behalf of the East Central Vermont Economic Development District (ECVEDD), is undertaking a study of the economic entities and individuals in the region that (a) produce creative products and services or (b) support creative enterprises. Our goal is to identify…

A recent Order issued by the Vermont Public Service Board denied a Certificate of Public Good for a 2MW solar electric facility in Bennington, VT.  TRORC Senior Planner, Chris Sargent (csargent@trorc.org) has drafted a white paper analyzing the planning implications for municipal planners that are considering how to treat renewable energy generation facilities in their communities (available…

For Immediate Release 2/12/2016 2016 TRORC Scholarship Program (Woodstock, VT)— The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) has announced the release of the 2016 Scholarship Program for the region’s college bound high school seniors.  The Scholarship is part of TRORC’s economic development efforts focusing on investing in our future workforce. …