Partnership in the News: Healthy & strong, Two-county effort takes its first step

A hundred people attended a public meeting held by the Northwest Regional Planning Commission in Vermont. The meeting was an informational session about the Healthy People, Strong Communities initiative, funded by a HUD Regional Planning grant.

The initiative is a regional effort by 20 counties in the region to produce a stronger, more economically viable region. The meeting was the first step towards accomplishing this goal. Planners opened the meeting with questions to the audience intended to get them thinking about what they wanted from the initiative and to form preliminary ideas of future directions for the region.

This is just one of many meetings that will be held to more clearly direct the initiative.

Read the full story at the St. Albans Messenger.