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

June 2017

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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
  • Pizza on the Patio at King Arthur Flour
  • First Friday in White River Junction!
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  • Valley Quest season open
  • Valley Quest at Trek to Taste
  • Trek to Taste
  • Trek to Taste
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
  • UV CRAFT Kick Off - Cedar Circle Farm
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
  • Tentative Board Meeting to consider budget
  • UVLT Land Conservation Celebration & Annual Membership Meeting
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
  • Working Woodlands Workshop Urban Forests
  • Working Woodlands Workshop – The Future of the Forest
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
  • Leadership Upper Valley Closing Session and Graduation
  • UV CRAFT - Cedar Mountain Farm
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
  • Leadership Upper Valley Board of Governors Meeting
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
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  • Valley Quest season open
  • Edgewater Power of Produce (POP) Club
  • UV CRAFT - Luna Bleu Farm
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  • Valley Quest season open
  • FREE Basic Bicycle Maintenance Workshop
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  • Valley Quest season open
  • Newport Power of Produce (POP) Club

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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