This article by Samuel Cochrane originally appeared July 23 in the Bennington Banner.
DORSET — Dorset community members will meet next week to discuss the future of their town. The Vermont Climate Economy Communities Program, led by the Vermont Council on Rural Development, will lead discussions during the kickoff event Wednesday. The program, named Dorset Tomorrow by the local planning team, will begin with a community dinner and discussion at The Dorset School that evening.
“Dorset is fortunate to have been awarded the chance to have Vermont Council on Rural Development visit and gather our residents for what should be an interesting and rewarding process” said Dorset’s town manager Rob Gaiotti in an email.
The program provides a forum for community discussion on future economic vitality and affordability in a time when climate change is already impacting businesses and individuals in Vermont. Energy efficiency, transportation, renewable energy and sustainable development will be on the list of discussion topics at the kick-off event.
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