Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Smart Growth Vermont Inc.

  • Burlington, VT
  • www.smartgrowthvermont.org

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Mission Statement

Smart Growth Vermont is dedicated to preserving Vermont's unique working landscape and quality of life while encouraging economic development in community centers, through research, education, public policy, community tools and demonstration projects and partnerships.

Main Programs

  1. Community Planning Partnership
Service Areas

Self-reported

Vermont

We serve Vermont communities.

ruling year

2000

Principal Officer since 2005

Self-reported

Ms Noelle MacKay

Keywords

Self-reported

sprawl, planning, land use, development, transportation options, healthy neighborhoods, growth, community development, natural resource conservation, farmland protection

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EIN

03-0362799

 Number

3002744085

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Farmland Preservation (K25)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Each year we work one-on-one with three to five communities, provide training and short-term assistance to 12-20 communities, and provide in-depth online educational resources through our Community Planning Toolbox. Examples of our community work include: guiding towns in adopting revised bylaws and town plans that allow for compact development and preservation of open space; protect of scenic vistas and road corridors; and development of indicators to measure the health of a downtown. We also work at level to guide land use legislation. We have been instrumental in the creation of the Vermont Downtown Program, Village Center Designation, and Growth Center designation. In the past year, we successfully increased the value of historic tax credits for Downtowns and Village Centers by $200,000 each year, for a total of $1.7 million.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Community Planning Partnership

A core objective of our work involves assisting communities to manage
development in a manner that balances economic, social and
environmental priorities.  We receive calls every week from community
leaders requesting our assistance.  These frequent requests for
assistance are the result of Vermont’s reliance on citizen-based
government.

Category

Community, Business & Industry

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Vermont

We serve Vermont communities.

Funding Needs

Each year, we must raise approximately $360,000 to ensure our work at both the local and state level continues in Vermont. We are currently seeking support for direct community work, completion of our Downtown Indicators Project, Community Planning Toolbox updates, and to launch a research and implementation project linking land use to transportation, air and water quality.

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Smart Growth Vermont
Fiscal year: Apr 01-Mar 31

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Smart Growth Vermont Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms Noelle MacKay

BIO

Noelle MacKay, Executive Director, is a Canadian citizen and resident of Burlington with a masters degree in environmental studies and extensive experience in coalition building and management.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Robin Poole Scheu

Addison Country Economic Development Corp.

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