Broad Brook

SVEP 2.0 to offer Project Stewardship Workshop for Towns and Local Organizations

Guilford Residents Celebrate the Broad Brook Community Center Renovations


Wilmington, VT— On March 27th, 1-4pm at the Old School Community Center in Wilmington, VT, SVEP 2.0 will host a small conference on Local Project Stewardship. Hear from project champions on how they’ve stewarded their projects through each step and obstacles along the way. Learn about projects at different stages and lessons learned.

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. The March 27th event is open to everyone who works on local projects, from volunteers to town officials. It is the first in a series of SVEP 2.0 small conferences devoted to different elements of project development, from idea to implementation. Upcoming workshops will include project management training and financial training.

Projects to be highlighted at the March 27th event:

  • 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
  • Skate Park, Brattleboro- Carol Lolatte, Town of Brattleboro Recreation Department

The second half of the conference will be spent in small group, peer learning opportunities to discuss YOUR project conundrums and aspirations. This small conference will be facilitated by Maggie Foley, of Maggie Foley Consulting, who ran a highly successful strategic planning process with Winston Prouty this fall. The cost is $10. Please purchase your ticket at

SVEP began in 2016 when the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation was awarded $230,000 through the USDA Rural Community Development Initiative. SVEP focused on building capacity around economic literacy in our region. A complete overview of 2016-2019 programming is available on the BDCC web site. Thanks to a new award from USDA RCDI in 2019, SVEP 2.0 continues the successful work to help communities and non-profits increase their capacity.

If you have any questions, please contact the SVEP Manager Sarah Lang at or (802) 257-7731 x222.



Adam Grinold, Executive Director

Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation

(802) 257-7731



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, SVEP 2.0 partners include; the Towns of Rockingham, Brattleboro and Bennington; the Windham Regional Commission; Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies; Bennington County Regional Commission; Bennington County Industrial Corporation; Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment Inc.; and Bellows Falls Area Development Corporation. For more information please visit:


About the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation

The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation is a private, nonprofit economic development organization that serves as a catalyst for industrial and commercial growth throughout Southeastern Vermont, including Windham County and the towns of Readsboro, Searsburg, Winhall and Weston. BDCC serves as the State of Vermont’s certified Regional Development Corporation (RDC) for the greater Windham County area. BDCC is one of 12 RDCs throughout Vermont. BDCC activities are made possible in part by a grant from the State of Vermont through the Agency of Commerce and Community Development. For more information visit:


About the Southern Vermont Economic Development Zone

The Southern Vermont Economic Development Zone was established by an act of the 2015 Vermont Legislature. The Zone convened a Committee which called on Bennington County and Windham County to develop a region-wide CEDS. For more information please visit: