During the month of April, BDCC’s Southern Vermont Economy Project will be hosting weekly webinars on resources for local economic and community development for municipalities and to provide opportunities for peer learning around responding to COVID19. Webinars will be held on April 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.
SVEP 2.0 was gearing up to focus on building capacity around project development in Bennington County and the Windham Region for 2020 and 2021. Due to the COVID pandemic, the project has pivoted its focus to help municipalities and nonprofits build capacity around disaster recovery of the local and regional economy. The April webinars will cover the following topics:
- “How to Zoom” – hosting virtual meetings
- Short & long term impacts of COVID-19 on Towns
- Lessons from Municipalities on Disaster Recovery from Tropical Storm Irene
Speakers will include the Windham & Bennington Regional Planning Commissions & Regional Development Corporations, Vermont League of Cities and Towns, Town Managers, State Legislators, Federal Delegation Staffers, and Municipalities who recovered from Tropical Storm Irene. Learn more at https://brattleborodevelopment.com/svep/
Additionally, SVEP is providing resources and technical assistance around online meetings for municipalities and nonprofits who focus on community and economic development in Bennington County and the Windham Region. This includes resource pages for Zoom, best practices for Zoom, Zoom video tutorials, suggestions on avoiding a meeting getting hacked, LinkedIn Learning courses for virtual meetings and remote working and instructional videos.
The SVEP Program Manager is also providing one-on-one technical support for the Zoom platform. Learn more at https://brattleborodevelopment.com/online-meeting-resources/ .
About the Southern Vermont Economy Project
The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation’s Southern Vermont Economy Project provides training and technical assistance to increase local capacity, skills, and resources in order to advance local projects critical to Southern Vermont achieving community, economic, and workforce development goals. In its second round of funding by the USDA Rural Community Development Initiative, For more information please visit: https://brattleborodevelopment.com/svep/