Hear community updates, learn about “big ideas” brewing in Poultney, and get $1,000 “Poultney bucks” to vote for your favorite projects.
Poultney, VT – June 8, 2023 —What’s happening in Poultney? A lot.
From town to trails and everywhere in between, Poultney is coming together, working together, and moving forward together. On June 16, community members and leaders are invited to gather at Poultney High School for Poultney Comes Together Again: Community Talks & Town to Trails Open House.
The free event is open to all and will run from 5:30 – 8:00 PM. It will feature light refreshments, informal kids’ activities, and a chance to learn what’s happening around Poultney and what’s planned for the future.
“Four years ago, the Poultney Comes Together planning process helped Poultney turn a corner and start identifying key strategies for moving our community forward. It’s time to come together again and see how well we’ve done at taking action. We think you’ll be impressed.” Jeff King, Selectboard Chair
Attendees can drop in to the Open House anytime to explore tables and displays from community groups and learn how to get involved. The event is organized by the Town to Trails project, and attendees can also see draft project designs and “big ideas” emerging to improve the downtown streetscape and pedestrian/bike safety, an outdoor recreation hub, and town to trail connections. Attendees will even get $1,000 in free “Poultney Bucks” when they walk in the door – cash that they can spend to vote for their favorite designs and project ideas.
Participants can join in a set of 30-minute “Community Talks,” featuring quick talks from community leaders on what’s happening and what’s planned in Poultney. Topics include recreation and trails, arts and education, downtown revitalization, and the local economy.
Watch for the full schedule of talks and event details on the Town to Trails website, as well as more information about the Town to Trails project: tinyurl.com/Town2Trails.
Town to Trails is funded by Vermont’s Better Connections program, a partnership of the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), and the Department of Health (VDH). The project is led by the Town of Poultney and the Rutland Regional Planning Commission.