Open House Event to Spotlight Community Progress and  Plans 

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:

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.