(Woodstock, VT)— The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) is a recipient of a 2019 National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Impact Award for its work in supporting the economic prosperity and interdisciplinary connections for the creative sector in the east central Vermont region. The NADO Impact Awards program honors organizations for their creative approaches to…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TRORC BROWNFIELDS PROGRAM AWARDED $300,000 GRANT The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) recently closed out its sixth federal grant aimed at bringing brownfield sites back into productive use and spurring new economic investment.  TRORC has sought and been awarded $1.6 million of funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over the past…

TRORC has initiated a process to update the Regional Plan. This encompasses every chapter and appendix of the Plan.  Two public hearings were held for the draft Plan in July 2019: 7/10/19 First Public Hearing Minutes 7/11/19 Second Public Hearing Minutes  A hearing was held on Wednesday September 25, 2019 at the Thompson Senior Center…

  “In January of 2018 a few Chelsea community members came together to host a series of potluck dinners at the Chelsea Town Hall- the intention was to bring community members together to talk about what they miss and what they’d like to see our in our town. These potlucks were well attended with as…

  Students from the Fall/Spring Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping courses at Green Mountain College (GMC) have created several maps for the TRO Region. Most of the projects that students completed were driven by recommendations in the TRORC Regional Plan and looked at the following: Analysis of bird habitat at elevations over 2,500 feet; Broadband…

Vermont’s Regional Planning Commissions (RPC) and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) invite your municipality to participate in the Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Program. This program provides funding for municipalities to implement best management practices (BMPs) in compliance with the DEC Municipal Roads General Permit (MRGP). DEC has set aside $2.9 million to support BMP implementation…

Read the full announcement here.    The intent of the VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Program is to improve access and safety for bicyclists and/or pedestrians through the planning, design and construction of infrastructure projects. The Bike/Ped Program provides funding for either a scoping study or a design/construction project for the following facilities: • Bicycle lanes…

  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…

    On Wednesday, April 24, TRORC Staff spoke with TRORC Commissioners about a few of our current projects and focus areas. Here is the online version of the posters. Housing: Keys To The Valley Project Emergency Management: Preparedness, Response, Recovery, Mitigation Mobile Service and GIS Mapping Water Quality Projects in the TRORC Region Planning…

The Vermont Agency of Transportation is encouraging the public to voice their opinions about new design elements for the Quechee Bridge. Please share your vision, and please share the survey with friends and neighbors. The survey will be open until May 8th. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/quecheegorgebridge   To read more about the project, visit Vtrans: Quechee Gorge Bridge…