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SVEP: From Concept to Ribbon-Cutting, Bringing Great Ideas to Life, A Peer-Learning Project Stewardship Workshop

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Broad Brook CC

The Southern Vermont Economy Project 2.0 provides webinars, small conferences, mini-summits, technical assistance and training to help advance local economic and community development projects that are critical to creating prosperity in rural Southern Vermont. 

Join us for our SVEP 2.0 small conference on Local Project Stewardship. This is the first of the four-part Project Development Series. Hear from communities in the Southern Vermont region on how they’ve stewarded their projects through each step. Projects include community centers, outdoor facilities and programming.  Learn about projects at different stages and their lessons learned about funding, project management and outcomes.

The second half of the conference will be spent in small group, peer learning opportunities to discuss YOUR projects conundrums. The facilitator, Maggie Foley of Guilford, recently helped Winston Prouty create a strategic plan for their 108 acre campus.

Projects to be highlighted:

  • EJ Bullock Building, Readsboro- Sue Bailey, Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment
  • Broad Brook Community Center, Guilford- Rick Zamore, BBCC Board
  • Robertson Paper Mill, Rockingham- Gary Fox, Town of Rockingham Economic Development Department
  • Pocket Park, Bennington- John Shannahan, Better Bennington Corporation
  • Community Asylum Seekers Project (CASP)- Steve Crofter, CASP


Click here to register for workshop

For questions, contact Sarah Lang, SVEP 2.0 Project Manager

at slang@brattleborodevelopment.com



  1. Introduction: Maggie Foley and Sarah Lang
    1. What is Project Stewardship?
    2. SVEP Project Development Series
  2. Project Case Studies (75 min):
    1. Community Facilities 
      1. EJ Bullock Building- Sue Bailey 
      2. Broad Brook CC- Rick Zamore 
    2. Downtown Revitalization:
      1. Robertson Paper Mill- Gary Fox 
      2. Pocket Park- John Shannahan 
    3. Programming:
      1. Community Asylum Seekers Project- Steve Crofter 

10 minute break

  1. Small Group Sessions (1 hour)
    1. Break up into four groups:
      1. Community Facilities
      2. Downtown Revitalization
      3. Programming
      4. Other
  2. Report Back 
  3. Thank you and Reminder of upcoming trainings


Sarah Lang


Old School Community Center
1 School Street
Wilmington, VT 05363 United States
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