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.
Upper Valley Teaching Place Collaborative
The Upper Valley Teaching Place Collaborative (UVTPC) is an ever-growing network of education professional development providers and practitioners who work together to support each other and advance place-based ecological education in all Upper Valley schools. In 2021, UVTPC became a program under the broader umbrella of Vital Communities.
Community Discussion Lists (AKA “Listservs”)
Formed by Vital Communities in 2009, the Municipal Leaders group brings together leaders from the Upper Valley’s four “core towns” for regional problem-solving and open-ended conversation. The group helps build solutions that make the Upper Valley’s central towns and city work better for those who live, work, shop, and otherwise rely on these 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.