Category: Announcements

Beautifying Swanton: A 5 year plan

A Strategic Plan by the Beautification Committee of the Swanton Enhancement Project February 2018 Purpose of the Beautification Committee: To elicit from citizens a strong sense of place and community pride 2. To increase property values To attract investments To improve the community’s image. According to community leaders across the country, beauty is one of the most influential […]

Swing into Spring!

An evening of dining, music and spring celebration to benefit the beautification of Swanton by planting trees and flowers in public spaces. Date                Saturday April 14, 2018 Location         Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Grand Avenue, Swanton 6 p.m.              Hors D’oeuvres           Please bring your own wine or beer 7 p.m.              Dinner Buffet        Tossed […]

Public Forum on Prevention

Are you interested in learning more about substance use prevention in your community and the regional programs supporting health and wellness? Would you like to play a role in community wellness and prevention? Come join the discussion! Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:15pm Missisquoi Valley Union High School 175 Thunderbird Dr, Swanton, VT […]

Join a Task Force!

Swanton is on the move and you’re all invited to join in the excitement!   The Swanton Enhancement Project, through the recent Community Visit Process with the Vermont Council On Rural Development, has formed five task forces to take action on priorities established by community members. For more information on each task force, visit their […]

Community Visit: Round 3

At the Community Meeting on March 5th almost 100 Swanton community members set five priorities for action to advance the community (see full descriptions below): -Create a Swanton Economic Development Committee -Improve River Access and Bike-ability and Expand Outdoor Recreation Opportunities and Bike Tourism -Unite the Community to Reduce Substance Abuse -Improve Traffic, Walkability, and Parking Downtown -Create a Swanton […]

Community Visit follow-up

The purpose of the March 5th meeting is to have community members set priorities based on the focus group discussions of January 28th. It is very important that the number of priorities fits the capacity of the community to achieve them.  From Paul’s experience in other communities, he’s thinking that 3 or 4 is the […]

Swanton Community Visit

Contact: Margaret Gibson McCoy Vermont Council on Rural Development, PO Box 1384, Montpelier, VT  05601 Phone: (802) 223-6091, margaret@vtrural.org January 7, 2015 SWANTON COMMUNITY VISIT PROGRAM INVITES THE FULL COMMUNITY TOGETHER Swanton residents will be coming together over the next few months to review challenges and opportunities before the community, set priorities, and advance action […]

Public Meeting – October 23rd, 2014

Mark Your Calendars! Swanton Enhancement Project Public Meeting October 23, 7:00 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Parish Hall on Grand Ave. Tim Smith, Executive Director of the Franklin County Industrial Corporation, will be our featured speaker. Tim’s presentation will focus on the region’s economy, its potential and Swanton’s role in reaching that potential. Swanton is on […]

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