Jun 102013

Welcome to the Vermont Planners Association (VPA), a statewide, non-profit, membership-based organization of professional and citizen planners, landscape architects, engineers, housing and economic development specialists, developers and others who support good planning. VPA supports the planning profession through outreach, professional development opportunities and encourages all members to maintain an open dialogue on contemporary planning issues. Through its membership, VPA is advancing the art and science of planning in Vermont.

Learn more about planning events, workshops and training seminars here on our site or at the Vermont Planning Information Center (VPIC)–www.vpic.info.

To learn how to become a member of VPA, go to the “Join VPA” page in this site.

Mar 192018

Registration is open for the VPA Spring Conference, Act 250: The Next 50 Years, on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Vermont Law School, South Royalton.  Please join us for the full-day conference and help influence the next 50 years of Act 250, Vermont ’s signature land development regulation.  This event will highlight early heroics, describe our challenges and opportunities for improvement, offer inspiration from other states and provide time for discussion on key issues.

Online information and registration is available at:  http://conta.cc/2HitmDW   Space is limited and registration will cut off when capacity is reached so please register early.

The Conference is sponsored by the VT Planners Association, VT Law School, VT Natural Resources Council, VT Association of Planning & Development Associations, Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, VTDigger, and NNECAPA, in cooperation with the VT Natural Resources Board and the VT Commission on Act 250:

The Next 50 Years.”

Jan 192018

VPA has new legislative reports for 2018.  These reports are available for members only…so please renew your membership for 2018 by paying online or generating an invoice to pay via check here.  Award nominations will be online soon and due March 16, 2018 with an awards reception on April 19th in the Cedar Creek Room of the Vermont State House.

Apr 112017

The Vermont Planners Association is please to announce our 2017 award recipients.  Please join us at 4PM on April 20th at the Cedar Creek Room of the Vermont State House in Montpelier to celebrate.  Click here for a brief description of the recipients and the official press release.

Jun 302015

The Vermont Planners Association is proud to share its adopted 2015 Strategic Plan, produced with the assistance of a $2500 grant through the VCF’s Nonprofit Capacity Building Work, with input received through a well-attended professionally-facilitated session at the Pizzagalli Center at the Shelburne Museum in the Fall of 2014, and many hours of volunteer work from passionate members through the winter and spring. The Strategic Plan was formally adopted at the 2015 VPA Spring Workshop held May 29th.

The purpose of the Vermont Planner’s Association’s 10-year Strategic Plan is to guide the activities and initiatives of the organization as it works to fulfill its mission. The Strategic Plan will be updated every 10 years. The plan will be reviewed, and amended if necessary, every five years to ensure applicability to organization. The Strategic Plan will be the guiding document for the drafting of the VPA’s annual work plan, as adopted by the membership.

VPA Past-President and member of the Strategic Planning Committee Dana Hanley: ” We wish to thank VCF for this important funding.  We are very pleased with the outcome of the whole project. Many  volunteer non-profits can struggle to set and achieve their missions without funding partners. Thanks for being there for us!”