Each day, people in our community make important decisions that will change their lives. Families struggle to keep healthy amid rising costs. College graduates look for jobs and affordable homes so they can remain in their home state. Business owners and homeowners find new ways to save and generate energy. Communities use new information technologies to strengthen community connections.
Together, these and other decisions are changing the face of our community forever. They will ultimately determine how we will grow our economy, educate our children, house our families, care for our seniors and preserve our unique landscape and quality of life.
Stakeholders have identified health, energy, demographic change and information technologies as key issues that are changing the face of our community. The Changing Face of Chittenden County makes the connections between these complex issues, tells the stories of people embracing these changes, and provides resources for you to take action.
On June 20th, Governor Phil Scott signed the Broadband Bill - now Act 79 of 2019 - in Dover, Vermont. This new law aims to expand access to broadband services and also includes a Study Committee that will consider issues related to the future availability and funding of Public, Educational, and Government (PEG) access television.