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Sneak Peek! Draft Recommendations for Vermont's Future Designations

The Designation 2050 team has crunched the numbers, read all the comments, and considered hundreds of ideas. Ready to see our draft recommendations for reforming Vermont’s designation programs?

We're excited to release this overview slideshow. It shares a high-level look at our findings, a new draft vision, and draft recommendations for a reformed program structure, administration, benefits and more.

What do you think? Share your comments by Monday, December 4, 2023


Need a refresher on Designation 2050?

Designation 2050 is a statewide project to evaluate and reform Vermont's designation programs. Read more about it here. The consulting team is led by Smart Growth America, with Community Workshop.

Got other questions? Here are some answers.

Where can I see more detail?

By the end of December 2023, we will share a report and recommendations. That will include more information about the evaluation and findings, detailed recommendations, and suggested next steps.

When will changes take effect?

Will the public have another chance to offer input?

What will a new designation structure mean for my community? What happens to our existing designation(s)?

More benefits and support will take more funding. Where will it come from?


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