About the Mad River Valley Planning District
The Mad River Valley Planning District was created in 1985 by the Towns of Fayston, Waitsfield and Warren. The Purpose of the Planning District is to "carry out a program of planning for the future of the Mad River Valley. The planning program shall be directed toward the physical, social, economic, fiscal, environmental, cultural and aesthetic wellbeing of the member Towns and their inhabitants."
The Planning District currently has a full time Executive Director. The District is governed by a Steering Committee that consists of a Select Board Member and a Planning Commission member from each of the three member Towns, a business representative from the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce, and a non-voting representative from Sugarbush. The Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC) has a non-voting ex-officio seat. The three towns and Sugarbush fund the Planning District equally.
News & Notes
MRVPD is taking the next step in its effort to understand the MRV's underlying economic conditions to serve as a baseline for policy and decision-making. Info on the 2015 Economic Vitality Series can be found here.
MRVPD & the MRV Rural Resource Commission are proud to present the final Mad River Valley Hill Farm Project, which explores why the earliest farms in the Valley (and Vermont) took root high above the rich soils of the floodplain. The project consists of a historical essay (available here) and a documentary film (available here). The documentary film includes compelling historical photos and cameos by local farmers revealing how higher elevation farmland is more important than ever to the vitality of agriculture in our community and the state. This work received the 2014 Project of the Year award from the Vermont Planners Association.