What Do You Think Makes a Community Healthy?

Each community has unique needs and challenges when it comes to health and wellbeing. So how do we find out what is needed for the residents of Central Vermont? We ask.
CVRPC is working with Central Vermont Medical Center and over 50 other local organizations to conduct the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). This report helps to identify priority needs within the communities we serve, direct resources toward meeting those needs, and encourage a collaborative approach toward community health improvement.
For the first time, we are asking residents to join the conversation about what we need to be a strong community. By taking our survey, your input will be used to help define community priorities in our 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment.
If you live in Washington County or one of the following four towns of Orange County – Brookfield, Orange, Washington or Williamstown – we want to hear from you.
Please join the conversation by taking the ONLINE SURVEY and by sharing this information with your friends and neighbors. The survey is only open until March 31, 2019, so please share your input today.
Thank you for your participation. TAKE THE SURVEY
To find out more about the other organizations who are part of the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment visit UVMHealth.org/CVMC/CHNA

Emergency Management Director Seminar – March 22, 2019


What is an Emergency Management Director and what are they responsible for?


  • Identification of the resources and organizations that would be used to support incident command
  • Creation and maintenance of the Local Emergency Management Plan (Annually)
  • Maintenance of the Local Emergency Operations Center
  • Facilitates Emergency Management meetings with municipal stakeholders
  • Coordinates citizen preparedness initiatives
  • Coordinates volunteer recruitment
  • Participates in the creation of the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (Every 5 years)
  • Participates in the Emergency Manager Certification program offered by Vermont Emergency Management


The EMD seminar is a 2 hour training for EMDs and EMCs with an introduction to duties, available resources, and best practices. This seminar will familiarize EMDs and EMCs with essential information on the position’s roles and functions.  This seminar has been scheduled in the Central Vermont region on Friday, March 22nd from 1PM – 3 PM here at our office (29 Main Street, Suite 4, Montpelier, VT).  To register, please use the State of Vermont Learning Management System or contact Jonathan DeLaBruere, Emergency Management Planner, at delabruere@cvregion.com.

Vermont Clean Water Initiative

Love clean water? Learn more about the state’s efforts to restore it this Valentine’s Day through a public presentation and online webinar on the Vermont Clean Water Initiative 2018 Investment Report and Interagency Clean Water Projects Dashboard. Join the Department of Environmental Conservation Clean Water Initiative Program’s Assistant Manager, Emily Bird, and Operations Manager, Helen Carr, in the Winooski Conference Room (M240) at the National Life Building in Montpelier, or online, on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. For those attending in-person, please RSVP by emailing anr.cleanwatervt@vermont.gov.

NextGen Public Meetings


After developing and refining the NextGen Service plan over the last year, GMT is getting ready to implement our new service structure. We will be holding Public Meetings to discuss the new service design, releasing commuter surveys to make sure we are getting you to where to need to be – when you need to be there, and holding informational sessions. The meetings to be held in the Central Vermont Region are listed below. For additional meeting dates and information, please go to: http://ridegmt.com/public-meetings/


Tuesday, 3/19/19 @ 5:30 pm – Waterbury Steele Community Room

Wednesday, 3/20/19 @ 9:30 am – Montpelier Senior Center

Tuesday, 3/26/19 @ 6:35 pm – Central VT Chamber, Berlin


If you are unable to attend the public meetings but would like to make a comment, please email Chris Loyer at cloyer@ridegmt.com