Innovators in Rural Community Economic Development

Town of Cambridge, Vermont Planning Commission

Tags: Custom Facilitation, Focus Groups, Research

Client Name: Cambridge Planning Commission

Client Type: Quasi-governmental

Year: 1997, 1998

Location: Vermont

Yellow Wood Associates, Inc. assisted the Town of Cambridge, Vermont Planning Commission in designing and implementing a process to engage local residents and landowners in a dialogue about guiding future growth in the town. Specifically, the dialogue focused on the type and degree of control that should be implemented. Tools used included a mail survey providing information about various regulatory and non-regulatory techniques, and a series of neighborhood focus groups with local facilitators trained by Yellow Wood Associates, Inc.