Hi, everyone.  Apologies for cross postings.

Most communities in Vermont are being affected by widespread substance addiction issues.  This spring VCDA committed to looking at these issues through the lens of community development.  

Everyone in planning and permitting should consider attending to learn and share about how these issues affect our work and how we can help address it.  Registrations are picking up, and the deadline is currently April 30.

Online registration is at

Tuesday May 7, 2019 9:00am-3:00pm
City Hall Auditorium, 100 No. Main Street, St. Albans, Vermont

Vermont Community Development Association' Spring Conference:
Community Strategies for Addressing Addiction, Recovery and Prevention

The devastating human impact of addiction touches almost every Vermonter in some way. In
addition, communities themselves face the daunting challenge addiction presents to social fabric and economic vitality. How can a community come together to address addiction and support meaningful prevention and recovery initiatives?

• The health and economic burdens of addiction on Vermont's workforce are substantial. Learn
about existing programs, and examples of success, that are making a difference.

• From transportation and housing to workforce support, recreation, and engagement - identify
tools and strategies that communities can employ for prevention and to help those in recovery.

• Learn about a new consortium of community leaders in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties coming together to tackle the substance abuse challenge in this region.

Online registration is at

Thank you.

Chip Sawyer
Director of Planning & Development
City of St. Albans
PO Box 867
100 No. Main St.
St. Albans, VT 05478
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