Cooperative Planning In The Region
A Vision For The Future
A cornerstone of our work is the Regional Plan — Document written by RRPC with input from our board.
The plan articulates a vision for the Rutland region. It’s a valuable instrument that holistically guides growth and captures trends. The purpose of the Rutland Regional Plan is to provide a guide for managing change within the Region and a framework within which individuals, businesses, and local governments can make decisions regarding growth and development.
We are hard at work updating sections of the plan and keeping a pulse on laws and rulings that impact the plan’s governing strength.
A Resource For Towns
A Platform For Ideas
We create opportunities and provide space for people to learn, to share and to come together around topics that matter and impact our lives, including board of commissioners, regional committee, transportation advisory committee, and basin water quality council.
We archive all of our monthly meetings, access to our recent monthly meeting minutes, reports and future agendas below:
Upholding The Vermont Way of Life
Rutland County is made up of 28 towns in southwestern Vermont. RRPC has responsibility for 27 of these towns — a jurisdiction referred to as the Rutland Region.
Move your mouse cursor over the map or choose from the option below to discover more about each town in the region of Rutland:
Cooperative Planning In The Region of Rutland
Rutland Regional Planning Commission is a high-value, low-cost resource for communities.
We have lots of pans in the fire and an eye to future. We care about our communities and economic development is the heartbeat of our work. Speaking of work, we take ours seriously but we like to have fun while we get it done.
Our passion and expertise can be put to work in your community. Rutland Regional Planning Commission will work with your town to plan for the here and now, and for the future.
Special Projects and Programs
A Collaborative Approach
Killington Connecting Trails Scoping Study - Draft Alternatives Meeting
Otter Creek, Little Otter Creek, and Lewis Creek Basin Survey
Local Concerns/Alternatives Presentation Public Meeting
“For over fifty years, the Rutland Regional Planning Commission has given the Town of Tinmouth hours of expert attention, helping write its original town plan, zoning regulations, subdivision regs, and grant applications, all at a high level of competence. Their personnel are always ready to go the extra mile, spend the extra time to make a project come out the way it should. On a personal level, the staff is friendly and imaginative – a pleasure to work with. It has been exciting to watch RRPC's growth over the past few years as it becomes a real force for good government in the region. The diversity of the staff's skills is amazing. The twenty-five years of my collaboration with RRPC has been one of the great pleasures of my life.”
"The RRPC has been an crucial partner to Poultney during a time of significant change. In recent years, the staff at RRPC has had considerable foresight in visioning a new future for the community by identifying key needs such as increased capacity in town government, prioritizing economic development, providing expertise for town plan updates and zoning amendments, and remaining dedicated to implementing the community’s vision for its future. Thanks to all at the RRPC!"
"Over the past few years, the town of Killington has worked closely with the Rutland Regional Planning Commission (RRPC) on a variety of planning initiatives and projects including updating the Town’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, updating the Town Plan and updating the Town’s Zoning Bylaw. On all of these projects, RRPC staff has been very professional, easy to work with and instrumental in having the town complete each of these tasks on time and within budget. Steffanie Bourque has been especially excellent to work with. She helped the town update its Hazard Mitigation Plan which was not an easy process and is now working with the Town on a Bike Ped Connectivity Study. The RRPC has been a great partner and we look forward to working with them on many more projects."
"The Rutland Regional Planning Commission is a tremendous and collaborative partner with State of Vermont and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development. The RRPC staff provide excellent support and meaningful capacity in serving the region’s small towns and villages, from assisting with village center designation to help revive village life, to supporting towns on updating their town plans and zoning bylaws to increase economic development and housing opportunities, to working on deeper community development and planning initiatives through the Better Connections program to make communities transportation and recreation infrastructure more accessible, safe, and vibrant. Rutland County is fortunate to have the RRPC leading the way and serving its small towns and local leaders in planning and developing for a brighter future!"