Route 11 Corridor Initiative
How can cities and towns along the Route 11 Corridor join together for their common good? During 2019 and 2020, Vital Communities listened to people from more than 20 communities in that region – from Springfield, Vermont, to New London, New Hampshire – to hear the themes that felt most important for the region. That gave rise to subcommittees on Marketing and Youth that have continued to meet, as well as projects targeted to that region.
Community Discussion Lists (AKA “Listservs”)
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. There are also numerous lists specific to such subjects as climate action, farming, and conservation. This service is provided free to communities in the Upper Valley by Vital Communities.
Vital Communities Corporate Council
The Corporate Council brings together top representatives of major employers and others to address challenges the region faces. Current issues include workforce housing, workforce development, racial equity, child care, and our region’s response to COVID-19. Vital Communities is the Council’s convener and administrator, and Vital Communities’ Executive Director is a Council member.