A Message from our Interim Executive Director, Faith Brown
After my first two months with Smart Growth Vermont, I have had the opportunity to speak with over a dozen of our stakeholders. I’m pleased to report that my initial instinct about the critical role we play in Vermont’s land use planning is correct: Smart Growth Vermont is a trusted neutral convener that has taken smart growth from the fringes into the halls of the state house. Smart growth principles are now integrated into the work of the people designing and planning Vermont’s future land use.
Our strong track record of meaningful influence on public policy and on-the-ground planning coupled with Noelle MacKay’s appointment to the administration has provided an opportunity for our board to pause and engage with many voices to determine the future of Smart Growth Vermont.
We invite you to join this conversation. Tell us what you value most – our community work, trainings, the Toolbox, our advocacy, or our research projects. Email us, call us, or drop in. We want to hear from you. We also need your continued support as a member to help position us for our future work in Vermont. One of the best ways to help is to put us over the top on our Membership Challenge. With just over three weeks to go, we still need to raise $3,000 toward our $20,000 goal of new and increased gifts. Join us today and together we can keep smart growth at the forefront of Vermont’s values.