The United Nations defines community development as "a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems." Historic Preservation plays an important role in community development, particularly when so much of Vermont's preservation work is focused in our downtowns and village centers. We offer this retreat for any nonprofit, for profit, community supported enterprise, or public facility taking on or exploring a building rehabilitation project or a project that strengthens their community.
With a strain on town budgets, what help is there to ensure that these critical facilities are maintained and well-used in an evolving environment? At this retreat, we will look at some of the particular challenges and opportunities for libraries, nonprofit-owned, and public buildings.
Registration opening by February 1, 2018