About Vital Communities

Vital Communities is a nonprofit organization based in White River Junction, Vermont, that brings together citizens, organizations, and municipalities in the Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire to take on issues where an independent voice and regional approach are essential. Working together, we make our region a better place to live, work, and play every day.

Our
Service
Area

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Map2.revVital Communities serves 69 towns in the Upper Connecticut River Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire. The perimeter of our service area includes Ryegate, Vermont, and Bath, New Hampshire, in the north; New London, New Hampshire, in the east; Walpole, New Hampshire, and Westminster, Vermont, in the south; and Bethel, Vermont, in the west.

Community
Discussion
Lists

Join the discussion in your town

Vital Communities encourages community engagement through local community email discussion lists that allow members of a community to post and respond to messages about their town. This service is provided free to communities in the Upper Valley by Vital Communities.

Other Work of Vital Communities

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Community Discussion Lists

Community engagement thru online discussions (“listservs”).

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Corporate Council

Business leaders working on issues facing our region.

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Board of Directors

Officers:
Bill Geraghty, Hanover, NH, Chair
Clifton Below, Lebanon, NH, Vice Chair
Stan Williams, Norwich, VT, Secretary
George Newcomb, Norwich, VT, Treasurer

Ellen Arnold, Plainfield, NH
Jenn Hayslett, S. Royalton, VT
Jenny Levy, Norwich VT
Barry McCabe, West Hartford, VT
Ron Shaiko, Hanover, NH
Cindi Taylor, Meriden, NH

Janet Taylor, Post Mills, VT
Peter Thurber, Canaan, NH
Dan Weinstein, Grantham, NH
Tuck Students:
Ryan Amica, Hanover, NH
Sebastian Restrepo, Hanover, NH

Advisory Council

Clay Adams, Norwich, VT
Lisa Cashdan, Norwich, VT
Jon Chaffee, West Lebanon, NH
Steve Christy, Lebanon, NH
Delia Clark, Taftsville,VT
Glenn English, Haverhill, NH
Charlotte Faulkner, Hanover, NH
Sharon Francis, Charlestown, NH
Byron Hathorn, Fairlee, VT

Rick Hausman, Ryegate,VT
Harvey Hill, Charlestown, NH
Sandra Hoeh, Hanover, NH
Henry Homeyer, Cornish Flat, NH
Biddy Irwin, Newport, NH
Barbara Jones, Grantham, NH
Peggy Kannenstine, Woodstock, VT
Carola Lea, Lyme, NH
Richard Lewin, Hanover, NH
Jane Kitchel McLaughlin, Lyme, NH

Charlotte Metcalf, Norwich,VT
Lizann Peyton, Norwich, VT
Bill Ploog, Lyme, NH
Betty Porter, Norwich, VT
Sylvia Provost, White River Junction, VT
Allie Quinn, Hanover, NH
Barry Schuster, Lebanon, NH
Bruce Schwaegler, Orford, NH
Anne Silberfarb, Norwich, VT

Becky Smith, Concord, NH
Stuart V. Smith, Lyme, NH
Vicki Smith, Lyme, NH
Peter Stein, Norwich, VT
Steve Taylor, Meriden, NH
Fred Thomas, Thetford, VT
Peter Welch, Hartland, VT
Diana Wright, Thetford, VT

Vital Communities Program News

What's Happening

Calendar

August 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Valley Quest season open
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • La belle Hélène
2
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Edgewater Power of Produce (POP) Club
  • Hanover Farmers' Market
  • Kiss Me, Kate
3
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Claremont Farmers' Market
  • Lebanon Farmers' Market
  • Feast & Field Market
  • La belle Hélène
4
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Chelsea Farmers' Market
  • Newport Farmers' Market
  • Newport Power of Produce (POP) Club
  • Greater Falls Farmers' Market
  • Hartland Farmers' Market
  • First Friday in White River Junction!
  • Madama Butterfly
5
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Norwich Farmers' Market
  • Randolph Farmers' Market
  • Wilmot Farmers' Market
  • Mt Tom Farmers' Market
  • Springfield Farmers' Market
  • Windsor Farmers' Market
  • La belle Hélène
  • Kiss Me, Kate
6
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Canaan Farmer and Artisan's Market
  • Madama Butterfly
7
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Bethel Farmers' Market
  • Chew On This: What's Local
8
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
9
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Edgewater Power of Produce (POP) Club
  • Hanover Farmers' Market
  • La belle Hélène
10
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Claremont Farmers' Market
  • Lebanon Farmers' Market
  • Feast & Field Market
  • Kiss Me, Kate
11
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Quest Writing Workshop
  • Chelsea Farmers' Market
  • Newport Farmers' Market
  • Newport Power of Produce (POP) Club
  • Greater Falls Farmers' Market
  • Hartland Farmers' Market
  • Madama Butterfly
12
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Norwich Farmers' Market
  • Randolph Farmers' Market
  • Wilmot Farmers' Market
  • Mt Tom Farmers' Market
  • Co-op Producer's Fair
  • Springfield Farmers' Market
  • Co-op Food Stores Producer's Fair
  • Windsor Farmers' Market
  • Kiss Me, Kate
13
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Canaan Farmer and Artisan's Market
  • Madama Butterfly
14
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Vermont Open Farm Week
  • Bethel Farmers' Market
15
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Vermont Open Farm Week
  • Valley Quest season open
16
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Vermont Open Farm Week
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Edgewater Power of Produce (POP) Club
  • Hanover Farmers' Market
  • UV CRAFT - Root 5 Farm
17
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Vermont Open Farm Week
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Claremont Farmers' Market
  • Lebanon Farmers' Market
  • Feast & Field Market
18
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Vermont Open Farm Week
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Chelsea Farmers' Market
  • Newport Farmers' Market
  • Newport Power of Produce (POP) Club
  • Greater Falls Farmers' Market
  • Hartland Farmers' Market
19
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Vermont Open Farm Week
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Norwich Farmers' Market
  • Randolph Farmers' Market
  • Wilmot Farmers' Market
  • Mt Tom Farmers' Market
  • Springfield Farmers' Market
  • Windsor Farmers' Market
20
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Vermont Open Farm Week
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Canaan Farmer and Artisan's Market
21
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Bethel Farmers' Market
22
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • LFA Lunch & Learn: Web Marketing for Small Businesses
23
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Local First Alliance Steering Committee Meeting
  • Hanover Farmers' Market
24
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Claremont Farmers' Market
  • Lebanon Farmers' Market
  • Feast & Field Market
25
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Chelsea Farmers' Market
  • Newport Farmers' Market
  • Greater Falls Farmers' Market
  • Hartland Farmers' Market
26
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Norwich Farmers' Market
  • Randolph Farmers' Market
  • Wilmot Farmers' Market
  • Mt Tom Farmers' Market
  • Springfield Farmers' Market
  • Windsor Farmers' Market
27
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Canaan Farmer and Artisan's Market
28
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Bethel Farmers' Market
29
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
30
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Hanover Farmers' Market
31
  • New Hampshire Eat Local Month
  • Valley Quest season open
  • Claremont Farmers' Market
  • Lebanon Farmers' Market
  • Feast & Field Market

More Information

Privacy Policy

Vital Communities is a regional nonprofit organization based in White River Junction, Vermont, that works to engage citizens, organizations, and communities in creating solutions to our region’s challenges.

Information Privacy Policy – 08/2010

Vital Communities respects the privacy of its constituents, donors, and those who support its work as volunteers. Our privacy policy is reviewed annually and posted prominently online at our web site.

  1. We collect name, address, phone, and email contact information from people who express interest in our organization, or who attend our events. We use this information to mail correspondence, newsletters, and other informational products, and solicitations. We do not sell, rent, exchange, or share donor names with any firm or nonprofit organization. We honor any constituent’s wish to not receive mail, emails, or phone communications.
  2. Our online forms for donations and product orders collect credit card information for payment via Network for Good and PayPal, both of which use state-of-the-art encryption. Credit card information is not shared with third parties. Donors are advised in printed solicitations that their contributions can be made anonymously.
  3. Personal information about our constituents is rigorously protected using physical, electronic, and procedural protection mechanisms. To review information, and to make corrections, constituents are asked to contact: Allison Rogers Furbish, Communications and Database Manager, by email or at 802.291.9100 x114.

Important Documents

Vital Communities 990 Return

Read about Vital Communities History here.

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