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

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:
Jenny Levy, Norwich, VT, Chair
Peter Thurber, Canaan, NH, Vice Chair
Dan Weinstein, Etna, NH, Secretary
Stan Williams, Norwich, VT, Treasurer

Tuck Fellows:
Catherine Boysen, Hanover, NH
Rene Bystron, Hanover, NH

Barbara Barry, Taftsville, VT
Clifton Below, Lebanon, NH
Bill Geraghty, Hanover, NH
Sally Kraft, Hanover, NH
Barry McCabe, West Hartford, VT

Nancy Merrill, Claremont, NH
Rick Mills, South Strafford, VT
Markell Ripps, East Thetford, VT
Ron Shaiko, 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

September 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Wilmot Farmers' Market
  • Ascutney Farmers' Market
  • Randolph Farmers' Market
  • Norwich Farmers' Market
  • Mt. Tom Farmers' Market
  • Springfield Farmers' Market
2
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Canaan Farmers' & Artisans' Market
  • Riverside Grange Community Market
3
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Vital Communities Holiday
  • Bethel Farmers' Market
4
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
5
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Woodstock Farmers' Market
  • Hanover Area Farmers' Market
  • West Hartford Farmers' Market
6
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Royalton Farmers' Market
  • Lebanon Farmers' Market
  • Feast & Field Market
7
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Newport Farmers' Market
  • Chelsea Farmers' Market
  • Greater Falls Farmers' Market
  • Hartland Farmers' Market
8
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Wilmot Farmers' Market
  • Ascutney Farmers' Market
  • Randolph Farmers' Market
  • Norwich Farmers' Market
  • Mt. Tom Farmers' Market
  • Springfield Farmers' Market
  • Family FunFest
  • FREE Everyday Bicycling Workshop: "Fix A Flat & More"
9
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Canaan Farmers' & Artisans' Market
  • Riverside Grange Community Market
10
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Bethel Farmers' Market
11
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
12
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Woodstock Farmers' Market
  • Hanover Area Farmers' Market
  • West Hartford Farmers' Market
13
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Royalton Farmers' Market
  • Lebanon Farmers' Market
  • Feast & Field Market
  • Everyday Bicycling Basics: Fix A Flat & More
14
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Newport Farmers' Market
  • Chelsea Farmers' Market
  • Greater Falls Farmers' Market
  • Hartland Farmers' Market
15
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Wellscroft Farm Fence Clinc
  • Wilmot Farmers' Market
  • Ascutney Farmers' Market
  • Randolph Farmers' Market
  • Norwich Farmers' Market
  • Mt. Tom Farmers' Market
  • Springfield Farmers' Market
  • Fall Festival at King Arthur Flour
  • Valley Quest Hawk Walk at Gile Mountain, Norwich, VT
16
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Canaan Farmers' & Artisans' Market
  • Riverside Grange Community Market
17
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Bethel Farmers' Market
18
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
19
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Woodstock Farmers' Market
  • Hanover Area Farmers' Market
  • West Hartford Farmers' Market
20
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Royalton Farmers' Market
  • Lebanon Farmers' Market
  • Feast & Field Market
21
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Newport Farmers' Market
  • Chelsea Farmers' Market
  • Greater Falls Farmers' Market
  • Hartland Farmers' Market
22
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Wilmot Farmers' Market
  • Ascutney Farmers' Market
  • Randolph Farmers' Market
  • Norwich Farmers' Market
  • Mt. Tom Farmers' Market
  • Springfield Farmers' Market
23
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Canaan Farmers' & Artisans' Market
  • Riverside Grange Community Market
24
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Bethel Farmers' Market
25
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
26
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Woodstock Farmers' Market
  • Hanover Area Farmers' Market
  • West Hartford Farmers' Market
27
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Royalton Farmers' Market
  • Lebanon Farmers' Market
  • UVTMA Monthly Meeting
  • Feast & Field Market
28
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Newport Farmers' Market
  • Chelsea Farmers' Market
  • Greater Falls Farmers' Market
  • Hartland Farmers' Market
29
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Wilmot Farmers' Market
  • Ascutney Farmers' Market
  • Randolph Farmers' Market
  • Norwich Farmers' Market
  • Mt. Tom Farmers' Market
  • Springfield Farmers' Market
30
  • LFA Business of the Month: Norwich Bookstore
  • Canaan Farmers' & Artisans' Market
  • Riverside Grange Community 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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